Annotated 1841 Census of Greater Seaham

The Census of June 6 1841, Greater Seaham
(Dawdon/Seaham Harbour, Dalton-le-Dale, Old Seaham and Seaton-with-Slingley)

Here is the 1841 census of the greater Seaham area, annotated by Tony Whitehead, a Seaham native and historian. Since this document was written in the mid-1990s, some of these census entries may have had corrections made to them in this site’s database, so if you are interested in a particular family, you should search for that family in our database and check to see if any corrections have been made that are not present in this article.

The Census of 1841 was the first to record any personal details and was largely experimental. The enumerator did not ask exactly where a person was born, only whether that person was born in the county in which he or she was now standing. The answer he put down on his sheet was either yes (Y) or no (N), or N(S) if a person was born in Scotland or N(I) for born in Ireland or N(F) if a person was born in a foreign place that was not Scotland or Ireland.

Part 1, Dalton-le-Dale (includes the village of Dalton-le-Dale, Dawdon and
most of modern-day Seaham Harbour) – HO 107 311/4, folios 1 to 44

Dalton-le-Dale

West Farm – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Anne Smithson, 5
Joseph Willis, 35, Farmer
Barbara W, 35
Nicholas W, 7
Margaret W, 6
Mary W, 4
Joseph W, 1
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Robert Parkinson, 25, Manual Lab
Elizabeth Hutchinson, 15, Farm Lab

Dalton Moor – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Andrew Watt, 50, Farmer
Mary W, 40
John W, 10
Thomas W, 8
Mary W, 6
Martin W, 4
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John Johnson, 50, Agr Lab
J. (male) Young, 15, Manual Lab
Elizabeth Clarke , 15, Farm Lab

Times Inn – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Thomas Minns, 57, Publican and Farmer, N
Jane M, 56
Thomas M, 20
George M, 18
Adam M, 14
Charles M, 12
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George Pattison, 30, Farmer
Mary P, 25
Ann P, 1 month.

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
William Hall, 83, Farmer
Isabella H, 73
Joseph H, 30
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Richard Coulton, 30, Agr Lab
William C, 5
William Thomas, 15, Manual Lab
Sarah Dawson, 15, Farm Lab

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Christopher Wilkinson, 35, Schoolmaster
Mary W, 28
Mary A. W, 3
Elizabeth A. W, 1

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Robert Richardson, 73, Independent means
Ann R, 66

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
George Oats, 55, Farmer
Isabella O, 60
Ann O, 24
Anthony O, 20
Margaret O, 35
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Mary Jones, 6

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
John Jameson, 45, Cartwright
Mary J, 50
John J, 20
Thomas J, 15
William J, 14
Elizabeth J, 13
Peter J, 10
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Margaret Robinson, 4

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Edward Pattisson, 60, Farmer
Jane P, 54
Joseph P, 25
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James Dickson, 15,
Ralph Lister, 15, Manual Lab
Edward Nicholson, 2

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Thomas Wilkinson, 50, Farmer,
Dorothy W, 40
Frances W, 50
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John Walker, 30, Agr Lab
Ralph Lister, 15, Manual Lab
Ann Watt, 12, Farm Lab

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
James Minns, 27, Agr Lab
Frances M. 29
Elizabeth M, 2

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
William Pattisson, 80, Independent means
John Elliott, 30, Joiner
Dorothy E, 40
Ann E, 8
William E, 6
John E, 4
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Charlotte Craggs, 14, Farm Lab
Thomas Garbutt, 20, Cotton Weaver

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
John Craggs, 35, Agr Lab
Margaret C, 30
Margaret C, 15
Robert C, 10

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Joseph Elliott, 21, Engineer
Ann E, 21

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Anthony Walker, 34, Stone Mason
Ann W, 31
Thomas W, 7
Sarah W, 6
John W, 2

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
John Nicholson, 29, Joiner
Jane N, 28
Eliz N, 4
William N, 3
John N, 4 months

Dalton-le-Dale – Dalton-le-Dale 1841 Census
Hugh Jobes [Jones?], 25, Joiner
Ann J, 25
Edward J, 2
George J, 3 days

Dawdon

Dawdon Field – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Benjamin M. Stafford, 50, Farmer
Mary S, 45
Eleanor S, 15
Jane S, 15
Mary S, 12
Benjamin S, 8
Milburn S, 5
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George Stonehouse, 30, Manual Lab
James Leonard, 20, Manual Lab, N (I)
Mary Thompson, 15, Farm Lab

NB: Dawdon Field House was a farm house which somehow was able to cope with seven families living in it. Today it still stands and is known as Dawdon Hill Farm. It is just across the small dene (Dawdon Field Dene) from the site of the former Dawdon Colliery. Like some of the other outlying farms it is probably vey old and almost certainly far older than Seaham Hall (1792). Dawdon Field House in fact has as good a claim as any to be the oldest continuously inhabited building in Greater Seaham. It has seen some noisy and dirty neighbours come and go – the Blastfurnace, the Chemical Works, the Bottleworks, the Gasworks, Watson Town and Dawdon Colliery, and it has seen them all off. Once more and perhaps for good it now overlooks only fields to the south.

Dawdon Field – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Edward Robinson, 30,
Agr Lab, N
Sarah R, 30, N

Dawdon Field – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Dodd, 30, Agr Lab, N
Margaret D, 25, N(S)
Ann D, 5, N(S)
John D, 4, N
David D, 3
James D, 8 months

Dawdon Field – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Lynn, 40, Agr Lab
Mary L, 35
Margaret L, 9
John L, 5
Robert L, 1

Dawdon Field – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Sarah Willis, 65, Pauper
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William Clough, 15, Agr Lab
Mary Clough, 15, Farm Lab
Margaret Clough, 5

Dawdon Field – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Walker, 25, Agr Lab
Jane W, 26
Elizabeth W, 2

Dawdon Field – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Francis Carter, 45, Agr Lab, N
Latitia (?) C, 53
John C, 20, Agr Lab
Latitita (?) C, 5

NB: At first the below Pilot Terrace was intended exclusively for those of that profession but as we can see in later censuses this did not last long. The Pilot houses were both humble and primitive. The pilots however were very well paid and were regarded almost as princes among their fellow citizens. When better class houses went up they soon abandoned the Terrace to others less choosy than themselves. Lord Londonderry recruited experienced pilots from up and down the coast but South Shields and Sunderland were the biggest providers. The most famous pilot families to emerge in Seaham were the Ellemor(e)s/Elemores, Applebys, Dobsons, Marshalls, Millers and Scotts. Again and again you will come across those surnames in this census. Three Applebys and three Dobsons were drowned in the carrying out of their duty but countless lives were saved by them and their colleagues in their other role of lifeboatmen. In the first century of Seaham Harbour’s existence the pilots were very important people indeed and

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Francis Appleby, 35, Pilot
Sarah A, 30
Ralph A, 5
Francis A, 4
Moses A, 2
Thomas A, 4 months
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Sarah Padley, 15, Farm Lab

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Geatonby [Gatenby], 30, Seaman’s wife, N

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Charlton Dobson, 35, Pilot
Mary D, 30
Mary D, 10
Frances D, 5
Charlton D, 4
Ralph D, 2

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Catherine Allan, 25, Seaman’s wife
Elizabeth A, 1

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Giles, 30, Seaman’s wife
John G, 5

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jane Hunter, 35, Seaman’s wife, N
Martha Lupton, 9

Pilot Terrrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Kirtley, 30, Ropemaker
Sarah K, 30
George K, 3
William K, 1

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Henshell [Henzell], 60, Ship Captain, N
Margaret Smith, 30, Farm Lab

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Henshell [Henzell], 50, Ship Builder, N
Ann H, 45
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Mary Maugham, 95, Pauper, N

NB: According to Pigots Trade Directory for 1834 the above William Henshell (or Henzell) was the first landlord of the Wellington Inn in South Railway Street. He then turned his attention to shipbuilding. You can hear more of him in later censuses.

NB: The above Mary Maughan was the oldest person in Greater Seaham in the census of 1841. If she was right about her age then she was born in about 1746, the year of Culloden, the last battle fought on British soil. She would already have been about 79 when the Stockton & Darlington Railway opened in 1825, the event which ushered in the Age of the Machine. What changes she would have seen in her lifetime!

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jonathan Johnson, 60, Mariner, N
Jane J, 50, N(S)
John J, 15, App
Edward J, 10, App
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Mary Henshell, 25
John H, 6 months

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Smith, 25, Joiner, N(S)
Mary S, 25, N(S)

Pilot Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Coverdale, 25, Engineer
Mary C, 25
Hannah C, 5

Wood Houses – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Forster, 35, Engineer
Ann F, 35, N
Mary F, 10
Joseph F, 5
Dinah F, 4
Robert F, 1

Wood Houses – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Makepeace, 30, Blacksmith
Hannah M, 29
George M, 12
Hannah M, 9
William M, 7
Wilson M, 2

Wood Houses – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Lonsdale, 50, Agr Lab
Mary L, 50
Robert L, 25, Agr Lab
Elizabeth L, 20
John L, 15, Carpenter’s App
Sarah, 14

Pottery – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Webster, 25, Mariner’s wife, N

Pottery – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Radcliffe [Ratcliffe], 25, Ship’s Carpenter
Sarah R, 20
James R, 3
Robert R, 11 months
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Mary Berry, 45, Innkeeper
Elizabeth B, 15

Pottery – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Henry Burkett, 58, Tea Dealer, N
Elizabeth B, 60
Richard B, 15

Pottery – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Gray, 35, Potter
Margaret G, 35
Elizabeth G, 17
Margaret G, 4
George G, 1
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John Wilson, 25, Potter

NB: Examples of work from the above pottery still exist and are held by Sunderland Museum. The Pottery itself had gone by the time of the 1851 census.

Adolphus Street/Adolphus Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Charles Spencer, 30, Rope Manufacturer
Elizabeth S, 25
Marshall S, 5
Mowbray S, 3
Elizabeth S, 6 months
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Sarah Barrit (?), 28, Farm Lab, N

NB: Adolphus (1825-62) was the second son of the 3rd. Marquess of Londonderry and Frances Anne Vane Tempest. The street named after him was initially very small and would remain so for another couple of decades. Twenty years after this census it still contained only 5 families. Between 1861 and 1891 it expanded westwards and eventually totalled 68 houses. In 1841 it was on the very edge of the new town.

Adolphus St. (Braddyll Arms Hotel, formerly the Windmill Inn ?) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Chilton, 19, Brewer
Margaret C, 50
Margaret C, 16
John C, 13
Mark C, 5
Mary C, 15, Farm Lab
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Thomas Cumming, 20, Customs Officer

NB: According to Pigots Trade Directory for 1834 Thomas Chilton was the landlord of the Windmill at Seaham. This may have been the Mill Inn or the original name of the Braddyll Arms before 1834 when the below Colonel Braddyll had not yet completed his railway from South Hetton Colliery to Seaham Harbour. The mineral line ran right past the pub.

NB: Colonel Thomas Richmond Gale Braddyll of Haswell (and Ulverston, Lancs.) was the proprietor of South Hetton and Murton collieries. He financed the Braddyll Railway (the South Hetton line), constructed from 1831 to 1833, which linked his pits with Seaham Harbour and which went past this public house. Another public house, the Braddyll Arms at Cold Hesledon, was also named after him. Braddyll went bankrupt in 1846 and some of his holdings were taken over by the Pemberton family who had previously owned Monkwearmouth (Pemberton Main) Colliery. They renamed the pub at Cold Hesledon which became firstly the Cold Hesledon Inn and then the Pemberton Arms. It still stands today and is sometimes called the White House. The pub in Seaham was demolished in the 1960s. Colonel Braddyll also owned Conishead Priory near Ulverston in Lancashire. Long after his death this house was taken over by the Miner’s union and became a convalescent home for their sick and injured members.

Adolphus St – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Neil, 25, Timber Measurer, N
Hannah N, 20
Margaret N, 7
Robert N, 5
Thomas N, 1
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Isabella Ridley, 15, Farm Lab, N

Wood Cottages – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Pruddah [Prudhoe], 50, Mason
Mary P, 50
George P, 20, Mason
Mary P, 15
Thomas P, 15, Apprentice
John P, 10
William P, 5
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Dorothy Paxton, 20

NB: The above John Pruddah , aged 10, was in fact John Seaham Prudhoe, the first child to be born in the new town of Seaham Harbour in 1828, mentioned by Tom MacNee in ‘Seaham – the first 100 years’. Wood Cottages apparently stood on Terrace Green opposite the Lord Seaham. They were later removed and placed at the top of Pilot Terrace. In the 1851 census they are called Marquess Cottages but they have gone by the 1861 census, probably merged by the enumerators with ‘Wood Houses’.

Wood Cottages – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Rogerson, 50, Lab, N
Jane R, 45
Ann R, 25
Mary R, 15
Robert R, 14
John R, 20, Clerk
Elizabeth R, 8
Sarah R, 5

NB: The Rogerson family seem to stay put in Wood Cottages for the next 50 years at least, despite a change in location and changes of name to first Marquess Cottages and then Wood Houses. They can be found there in every census up to 1891.

Wood Cottages – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Alexander Thompson, 50, Joiner, N(S)
Elizabeth T, 50, N(S)
John T, 18, Mariner
Jesse T, 16
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William Lowes, 3

South Crescent (Vane Arms) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Dorothy Green, 35, Innkeeper, N
Samuel G, 15, App
George G, 10, App
Joseph G, 9
John G, 7
Ralph G, 5
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Samuel Coxon, 60, Sinker of Pits, N
Ann C, 25, Farm Lab, N
Ann Halliday, 20, Farm Lab

NB: Named after the Vane ancestors of Frances Anne this pub was demolished in the 1960s. The site is still empty. In this 1841 census the enumerator included it as part of South Crescent – later it would be regarded as being the bottom house in the north side of Church Street, number 74.

South Crescent – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Halliday Dixon, 30, Ship Chandler
Mary D, 40
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Henry Hutchinson, 25, Painter
Elizabeth H, 20
William H, 2
Joseph H, 2 months

South Crescent – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Wilson, 30, Tinner & Brazer
Alice W, 25
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William W, 20, Tinner

South Crescent – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jonathan Johnson, 30, Agent
Ellen J, 30, N
Elizabeth J, 8
South Crescent (Londonderry Arms)
Matthew Patton, 49, Innkeeper, N
Mary P, 40
William P, 19, Architect
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Mary Cummins, 15, Farm Lab
Robert Loraine, 20, Coach Driver
Mary Harrison, 15, Farm Lab
Elizabeth Spraggon, 19, Farm Lab

NB: Named after the 3rd Marquess, the Londonderry Arms was the first house begun in the new town of Seaham Harbour. It is now called ‘Sylvia’s’. As the nearest pub to the harbour it soon became known as a house of ill-repute. Six generations and 167 years later it still has that reputation, perhaps unfairly.

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Sheridan, 55, Lab
Ann S, 55
Ann S, 20
Elizabeth S, 15
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Ann Ridley, 5

Church St – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Woodifield, 25, Agent
Elizabeth W, 25
Elizabeth W, 4
Jane Smith, Farm Lab, N

NB: At first Church Street had only one (the north) side and for a long time even this was incomplete. From its houses and shops there was a clear view to Kin(g)ley Hill. Soon though it would become much bigger.

Cross Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Stonehouse, 25, Sailmaker, N
Mary S, 25
Ann S, 4
Jane S, 2

NB: Cross Street disappears after this census. It may have been renamed Green Street in 1860 in honour of Sam Green, first manager of the Londonderry Seaham & Sunderland Railway, who succeeded in getting himself run over and killed by one of his own trains.

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Charlton, 25, Agent, N
Sarah C, 20, N
Sarah C, 3, N
Elizabeth C, 3 months, N

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Magee, 20, Coal Trimmer
Jane M, 20
Mary M, 13
Margaret M, 10
James M, 4
Jane M, 1

NB: A ‘trimmer’ had an horrendous job. He was employed at the docks in the extremely heavy task of getting the coal from wagons into boats. Sometimes this could be done cleanly and effortlessly with the use of chutes and gravity but more often the coal simply piled up beneath the hatch and did not reach into the corners of the hold of the boat. The trimmers then had to get down into the hold of the ship and make sure that coal reached into the corners. They did this by either using moveable steel plates to direct the coal to the desired spot (difficult to describe without a diagram) or by manually shovelling it into the corners as fast as it poured in from above. Backbreaking work and all done in complete darkness ! And of course a trimmer suffered as much from ‘the dust’ as any miner and got home from work just as filthy and exhausted. Trimming was part of the job of dockers at Seaham Harbour until the 1980s.

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Nicholson, 20, Joiner
Margaret N, 20
Elizabeth N, 9 months
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Joseph Maddison, 25, Blacksmith, N

South Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Watson, 25, Painter
Isabella W, 23

NB: Only one house in South Terrace at this stage.

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jane Turnbull, 35, Seaman’s wife, N
George T, 8
James T, 6
Jane T, 1

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Middlemass, 35, Seaman’s wife, N
Elizabeth M, 3, N
William Sutcliff, 30, Monister, N

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Dryden, 30

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Turnbull, 40, Agr Lab
Ann T, 25
Mary T, 1

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Sarah Carter, 30, Dressmaker

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Tinlin, 34, Agr Lab, N
Jane T, 34, N
Robert T, 13, N
Elizabeth T, 11, N
Thomas T, 9, N
William T, 7, N
Jane T, 1 month

Church St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Taylor, 25, Seaman
Isabella T, 25
George T, 1
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Elizabeth Earnshaw, 4

NB: The below Dunn’s Buildings are not mentioned in later censuses. They were probably one of the yards of Back South Railway Street or became merged with it as far as enumerators were concerned.

Dunn’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Smith, 40, Lab
Ann S, 37
William S, 16, Lab
Thomas S, 14, Lab
Dorothy S, 12
Harriet S, 6
Robert S, 4

Dunn’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Stephen Duckwood, 58, Lab
Frances D, 43, N
Emma D, 15, N
Charles D, 15, App, N
Peter D, 10
Mary D, 5
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John Tomlin, 19,
Seaman, N

Dunn’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Scott, 48, Pilot
Morley S, 19, Pilot
James S, 10
Margaret S, 5

Dunn’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Paxton, 32, Ropemaker
Jane P, 30, N
Robert P, 7
James P, 4
Jane P, 2
Eliz P, 1
Margaret P, 2 months

Dunn’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ralph Dunn, 70, Independent means
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Elizabeth Lindsay, 20, Farm Lab

NB: The above Ralph Dunn gave his name to the buildings listed here.

Dunn’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Philip Burley, 35, Lab
Thomas Colling, 17, Lab
Isabella Colling, 15, Farm Lab

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Ploughman, 35, Manual Lab, N
Mary P, 25
Jane P, 8, N

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Gibson, 50, Lab
Eliz G, 49
Frances G, 20
Eliz G, 15
Joseph G, 10
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Cuthbert Roddam, 40

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Gray, 40, Seaman’s wife
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Ellen Stokeld, 30
William S, 11

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Howe, 40, Lab
Catherine H, 40
William H, 5
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Abraham Pearson, 70, Lab
Margaret Pearson, 69

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Smith, 35, Bellman
Ann S, 30
William S, 7

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Todd, 45, Keelman
William T, 18, Seaman

Back St (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Clarke, 30, Schoolmaster, N
Mary C, 25
Elizabeth C, 1

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Breton, 22, Shoemaker, N
Ann B, 28, N
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William Davey, 11, Apprentice

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Huit [Hewitt], 21, Tailor, N
Dorothy H, 24, N
James H, 1, N

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Greenlaw, 30, Seaman
Mary G, 30, N
Robert G, 15, App
James G, 2
Eliz G, 13
Margaret G, 10
Mary G, 7
Catherine G, 4

NB: Quite who Malcolm was is a mystery. Malcolm’s Square disappears after this census. It too probably was one of the yards of Back South Railway Street or became merged with it. A Malcolm’s Yard appears in the census of 1861 but this seems to be part of Back North Railway Street.

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Gordon, 47, Carpenter, N
Mary G, 38, N
Rebecca G, 10, N
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Margaret Milburn, 36, Ind. Means, N

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Margaret Smith, 30,
Potter, N(S)
Jane S, 6
Elizabeth S, 4
James S, 1 month

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ann Spence, 45, Seaman’s wife, N(S)
David S, 15, App, N(S)

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Johnson, 35, Lab, N
Hannah J, 30
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Christopher Harrison, 25, Lab, N
Robert Straughan, 20, Shoemaker

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Wilson Lister, 30, Cartwright

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Hinde, 30, Brakesman, N
Elizabeth H, 30, N

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Isabella Robson, 30, Widow, N
Barbara R, 4, N
Thomas R, 2
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Owen Anwoods, 28, Lab, N(I )
James Anwoods, 26, Lab, N(I )

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Sarah Jackson, 25, Widow
William J, 5

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jane Stewart, 25, Seaman’s wife, N(S)
James S, 1, N(S)

Malcolm Square – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Draper, 25, Mason
Ann D, 20
Michael D, 1
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Richard Draper, 20, Mason

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Bambrough, 26, Waggon Driver
Jameson B, 30
William B, 12

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Rush, 30, Pilot
Isabella R, 30
Mary R, 9
Ann R, 6
Isabella R, 3
Dorothy R, 1

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Hardy, 35, Coal Trimmer, N
Jane H, 26
James H, 2
William H, 8 months

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Hunter, 30, Coal Trimmer
Barbara H, 25
Margaret H, 7 months

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Watson, 23, Pilot
Sarah W, 23
Mary W, 3
Elizabeth W, 1

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Edward Brown, 41, Seaman
Mary B, 41
Jane B, 20
Mary B, 18

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Snell, 25, Seaman’s wife, N
John Snell, 2

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Lyall Henry, 46, Pilot
Mary H, 45
Mary Bambrough, 1

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Richard Jarvis, 45, Carpenter, N
Jane J, 45, N(S)
Jane J, 15, N
John J, 15, N
Thomas J, 9, N
Richard J, 6, N
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Francis Thomas, 20, Carpenter, N(S)

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Nicholson, 55, Carpenter
Mary N, 55
Martha N, 30, N
Elizabeth N, 20, N
George N, 15, N

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Brown, 40, Pilot
Sarah B, 35
Elizabeth B, 17
Jane B, 5
Sarah B, 17 months

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Davison, 25, Mason
Margaret D, 23

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Silas Willis, 30, Seaman
Frances W, 27
Mary W, 8
Ellen W, 6
Thomas W, 3
Parkin W, 3 months

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Stewart, 67, Seaman, N(S)
Ann S, 67

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Kirk, 35, Seaman’s wife
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Mary Swinney, 15
Isabella S, 12

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ralph Hunter, 40, Coal Trimmer
Margaret H, 39, N
Robert H, 11
Ralph H, 5
Luke H, 3
John H, 3 months

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Gordon, 50, Lab
Ann G, 50
John G, 15
Robert G, 5

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Williamson, 61, Seaman, N
Margaret W, 61, N
Jane W, 36, N
Gilbert W, 36, Joiner, N
Matthew W, 12
James W, 6

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Isabella Fox, 20
Elizabeth Fox, 11 months
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James Fitzsummers, 45, Lab, N(I )
Peter Burn, 30, Lab, N(I )
Thomas Muckman, 20, Lab, N(I )
James Clarke , 40, Lab, N(I )
Peter Fitzsummers, 40, Lab, N(I )

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Samuel Palmer, 35, Seaman
Mary P, 40, N
John P, 10, App
Samuel P, 5
Mary P, 3

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Wilson, 25, Seaman
Elizabeth W, 25
John W, 4
James W, 2

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William White, 35, Coal Trimmer
Jane W, 35
Martin W, 15, Lab
Jane W, 13, N
John W, 11, N
Thomas W, 9
William W, 5

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Stephenson, 29, Lab
Sarah S, 25
Thomas S, 7
John S, 5
Joseph S, 3
Elizabeth S, 3 months

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Jackson, 30, Seaman’s wife
William J, 9
Mary J, 7

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Hudson, 30, Seaman, N
Ellen H, 25, N(S)
Ellen H, 5, N
Elizabeth H, 3
John H, 1

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jonathan Lancaster, 25, Potter
Ellen L, 20

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Elernor [Elenor or Elemore], 15
Henry Elernor, 10
Francis E, 7
George E, 5
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Ann Brown, 10, Farm Lab

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jane Jones, 25, Seaman’s wife
James J, 1

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Henry, 18
Dorothy H, 14
Margaret H, 8
William H, 17, Pilot
Lyall Henry, 11
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Robert Parker, 4

Back Street (Back S. Ry. Street) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Copeland, 45, Carpenter
Elizabeth C, 40
Thomas C, 9
Elizabeth C, 7
Dorothy C, 4
John C, 1

Cross St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Graham, 45, Lab
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Ann Hardy, 15, Farm Lab, N(S)

Cross St – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Boggon, 30, Lab
Sarah B, 26
John B, 4
Samuel B, 2
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Margaret Johnson, 35, Farm Lab
Elizabeth J, 2
George Ferry, 35, Seaman

Cross St – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Leighton, 25, Mason, N
Isabella L, 30
Mary L, 3
Henry L, 9
Dorothy L, 5 months
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Henry Hall, 42, Lab, N

Thornton’s Buidings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Raine, 30
Ann R, 30
Elizabeth R, 9
James R, 7
Ann R, 6
Mary R, 4
Jane R, 10 months

NB: Thornton’s Buildings were probably owned by and named after Parkin Thornton, landlord of the Mason’s Arms. They disappear after this census and probably were one of the yards of Back South Railway Street or merged with it.

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Isabella Wealands, 55, Dressmaker

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Thompson, 25, Lab
Isabella T, 25
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Joseph T, 30, Lab

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Slater, 20, Seaman, N(S)
Margaret S, 20

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Newton, 25, Seaman
Mary N, 20
James N, 8 months

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Andrew Robson, 45, Seaman
Isabella R, 40
James R, 19, Carpenter
Elizabeth R, 15

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Adamson, 40, Seaman’s wife
William A, 10
Andrew A, 5

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary McLashon, 45, Seaman’s wife
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Sarah Fifam (?), 45, Seaman’s wife
Robert Fifam (?), 45, Seaman

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Ritson, 54, N
George R, 16, N

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Ward, 25, Seaman’s wife
Ellen W, 3
Martha W, 2
Ann W, 3 months

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Hannah Harrison, 30, Seaman’s wife
Ann H, 12, N
Isabella H, 8, N
Thomas H, 5, N
Elizabeth H, 2

Thornton’s Buildings – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Cuthbert Pattison, 35, Seaman
Alice P, 30
Ann P, 3
Joseph P, 2

(South) Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Hall, 20, Shoemaker
Elizabeth H, 20

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John T. Moor, 25, Lawyer, N
Mary M, 20

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Blair, 38, Master Shoe Maker
Jane B, 39
Joseph B, 10
Catherine B, 8
Elizabeth B, 15
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John Camble [Campbell], 20, Shoemaker, N(I )
William Portous, 17, Shoemaker

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census (Golden Lion)
George Reed, 40, Butcher
Ann R, 30
Jane R, 12
Anna R, 10
John R, 8
Mary R, 6
Elizabeth R, 4
George R, 2
Elenor R, 4 months

NB: According to Pigot’s Trade Directory of County Durham (1834 edition) George Reed was also a publican. The beasts were probably slaughtered in the courtyard of the pub.

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Marwood, 32(?) , Farm Lab
John Davison, 25, Coach Driver

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Smith, 40, Master Shoe Maker
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Charles Harbron, 15, App

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Storey, 35, Grocer
Elizabeth S, 30
Mary S, 12
William S, 5
John S, 2

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Greenwell, 34, Butcher
Margaret G, 29
Sarah G, 5
Maria G, 3
Thomas G, 1
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Sarah Mustard, 13, Farm Lab

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Malcolm McLear, 45, Lab, N(S)
Esther M, 50, N
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Thomas Bowmaker, 20, Hairdresser

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Lister, 30, Lab
Elizabeth L, 25
George L, 10
William L, 8
Isabella L, 2
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Joseph Holcroft, 20, Lab, N(I )
John Hand, 24, Lab, N(I )

(South) Railway Street (Wellington Inn)

Edward Burwood, 45, Innkeeper, N
Isabella B, 35
Charlton B, 11
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Ann Robinson, 20, Farm Lab
Edward Earle, 20,
Seaman, N
Thomas Watson, 25, Seaman, N
George (surname unknown), 25, Seaman, N
James Lawson, 25, Musician

NB: The 1st. Duke of Wellington, an old Napoleonic Wars comrade of the 3rd. Marquess, visited Seaham in 1827 before the new town and harbour were constructed.

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Field, 45, Bread Baker
Mary F, 45
William F, 20, Grocer
John F, 12, App
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Samuel Myers, 12, App
Ann Cunningham, 15, Farm Lab

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Elemore, 25, Shopkeeper
James E, 15, App

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Gibson Keenliside, 25, Grocer, N
Isabella K, 30
Ann Bell, 14
William Bell, 8
Isabella Bell, 5 months

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Sarah Painter, 25, Seaman’s wife, N

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Givens, 76, Seaman, N

(South) Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Henry Smith, 40, Mason
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Margaret Whitehead, 60, Farm Lab

NB: The first Whitehead arrives in Seaham but this waif and stray has no connection with me. My Whiteheads would not arrive until about 1907, drawn from Newcastle by the lure of the new Dawdon Colliery.

(South) Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ann Stephenson, 55, Widow
Joseph S, 30, Pedlar
Ann S, 15
Mary S, 12
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John Brown, 55, Keelman

(South) Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Chilton, 45, Master Shoe Maker
Isabella C, 30
John C, 10
Thomas C, 8
Isabella C, 2
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William Fenton, 30, Shoe Maker, N
Sarah Lister, 20, Dressmaker
George Stranghair [Straughair], 30, Master Shoe Maker
Jane S, 32
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John Williamson, 5
Edward Briggs, 39, Seaman, N
John Trobe [Probe], 16, App
William Pearson, 15, App
John Stranghair [Straughair], 18, App

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Michael Copeland, 35, Seaman
Johannah C, 35
James C, 15
Martha C, 15
Mary C, 10
Elizabeth C, 3
Susanna, C, 2

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Spoors, 23
Jane S, 23
Ward S, 2
Mary S, 2 months

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Grieves, 40, Trimmer
Elizabeth G, 35
Dorothy G, 10
Robert G, 8
John G, 5
George G, 3
Mary G, 10 months

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jane Davison, 68

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
David Thompson, 25, Brakesman, N(S)
Hannah T, 25
Elizabeth T, 11 months

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Matthews, 36, Lab, N
Ann M, 36
Jane M, 8
Mary M, 6
Margaret M, 4

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Laverick, 35, Blacksmith
Mary L, 30
Thomas L, 2
William L, 1
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Thomas Laverick, 69, Seaman
Mary Arrowsmith, 64

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Hall, 35, Roper
Mary H, 35
Mary H, 8
Ann H, 4

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
David Jackson, 40, Lab
Arabella J, 46
Mary J, 14
George J, 11
Jane J, 8
Thomas J, 6

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Hay, 20, Seaman’s wife

(South) Railway St – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Henderson Mudd, 38, Lab, N
Dorothy M, 29
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Ann Gill, 12, N

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Lister, 60, Paper Maker
Ann L, 55
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Thomas Brady, 20, Lab, N(I )
James Hamill, 15, Lab, N(I )
Barney Hamill, 20, Lab, N(I )
Stephen Fitzpatrick, 50, Lab, N(I )
Thomas Shovalar, 25, Lab, N(I )
Michael Matthews, 30, Lab, N(I )
James Morfey [Murphy], 20, Lab, N(I )
Tarrens Tramar, 25, Lab, N(I )

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Matthew Howey, 40, Trimmer
Mary H, 37
Ann H, 15
Margaret H, 13
Mary H, 9
Sarah H, 7

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Blench, 30, Roper
Elizabeth B, 30
David B, 7
Henry B, 4
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Stephen Fitzpatrick, 50, Lab, N(I )

(South) Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Taylor, 36, Lab
Mary T, 45, N
George Anick, 18, Lab, N

(South) Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Littlefair, 30, Lab
Elizabeth L, 30
Dorothy L, 7
Mary L, 5
George L, 3
Thomas L, 1

(South) Railway St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Richard Mackey, 35, Seaman
Sarah M, 35
William M, 15
Mary M, 14
Sarah M, 14
Richard M, 7
Daniel M, 6
Charles M, 2
John M, 1 month

(South) Railway Street (Mason’s Arms) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Parkin Thornton, 35, Mason
Jane T, 35
Mary T, 11
Parkin T, 9
Catherine T, 7
Jane T, 5
Isabella T, 4
Robert T, 2
John T, 3 months
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William Walker, 67, Seaman, N
John Thornton, 40, Seaman

NB: Parkin Thornton was probably also the owner of Thornton’s Buildings

Dawdon Hall – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Earnshaw, 40, Trimmer
Elizabeth E, 35
John E, 15
Thomas E, 10
George E, 8
Jane E, 5
Elizabeth E, 3
Robert E, 1
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Robert Crosby, 30, Cartman

NB: Dawdon (or Dalden) Hall, which stood next to Dalden Towers, was described as ‘decrepit’ some 60 years before this census. Sir Ralph Milbanke, lord of the manor, rejected it and preferred to live in ‘The Cottage’ when he came to live in Seaham in c.1778. ‘The Cottage’ was demolished in 1792 to make way for Seaham Hall. As you can see four families were living in Dawdon Hall in 1841. It had three families in 1851 but was abandoned as a habitation by the time of the 1861 census.

Dawdon Hall – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Watson, 27, Lab
Hannah W, 25, N
Mary W, 2
Dinah W, 6 months
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Robert Cowley, 29, Lab

Dawdon Hall – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Janet Huitson, 40, Farm Lab
Mary H, 30
James H, 5
Ellen H, 10 months
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Elizabeth Snowden, 70
John Cully, 15, Manual Lab

Dawdon Hall – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Stephenson, 23, Dressmaker, N
Ann S, 20, Dressmaker, N

Frances St – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census.
John Short, 45, Merchant Sailor, N
Jane S, 45, N(S)
Sarah S, 12, N
John S, 10, N
Jane S, 6
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Adam (surname unknown), 20, Lab, N

NB: Frances Street, named after the Marchioness, had only one house at this point. History has come full circle for today there is only one house left – the Volunteers Arms.

Dean House Farm – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Richard Oliver, 50, Lab
Jane O, 50
George O, 24, Lab
Mary O, 18
Thomas O, 12
Richard O, 5

NB: Dean (or Dene) House Farm stood on the site of the modern Telephone Exchange and above what became Seaham Co-op. It definitely predated the rest of the town of Seaham Harbour. When the Rainton and Seaham Railway was constucted the farm was cut off from its fields and with the dene to the rear there was no exit. A bridge (which still exists)was thrown across the Rainton & Seaham Railway to give access to the fields to the south. Eventually the Marlborough area was developed as was the area between the farm and Henry Street and Dene House Farm became an agricultural oasis in the middle of the heavily industrialised town. It was demolished in the 1950s.

Dean House Farm – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Hope, 30, Lab, N
Mary H, 36
William H, 9

Dean House Farm – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Maugham, 28, Lab
Catherine M, 28
Thomas M, 7
William M, 5
Eleanor M, 1

New Lodge – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Reed, 50, Lab, N
Elizabeth R, 45, N
Rebecca R, 14, N
Jane R, 6, N
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June Robinson, 16, N

NB: I have not yet identified where this structure was. It may have been called South Lodge in the 1851 census but then it disappears.

Garden House – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ralph Fair, 25, Gardener
Jane F, 25
Jane F, 3
Ralph F, 2
Dorothy F, 1
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Jane Kinross, 15, Dom Serv

NB: Garden House later became a pub, ‘Adam & Eve’s Gardens’. In the 1960s Mr. C. A. Smith wrote a number of articles about Seaham in the Sunderland Echo and in one of them he mentions an interesting story about the Fair family: Ralph Fair’s elder brother emigrated to the United States and did extremely well for himself in business. He eventually became a Senator and his daughter married into the fabulously wealthy Vanderbilt family. Ralph’s descendants in Seaham today (and there must be many) are therefore all related to that illustrious American family whose most famous modern member is Gloria.

Tempest Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Usher, 49, Lieut, RN, N(I )
Ann U, 39, N(I )
Elizabeth U, 19, N(I )
Emma U, 17, N(I )
Dorothy U, 15, N(I )
Mary U, 13, N(I )
Julia U, 8, N(I )
Kathleen U, 3, N(I )
William U, 2, N(I )
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Frances Gibson, 20, Dom Serv

NB: Only one house as yet in Tempest Place.

Baths – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Fairless, 50, Lab
Elizabeth F, 43
Hall Davison, 35, Mariner
William Davison, 15

NB: William Fairless fought alongside Lord Londonderry against Napoleon and became Seaham’s first lighthouse keeper.

Mill (?) House – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Hall, 64, Lab
Mary H, 57
William Brown, 24, Mason
Mary Brown, 19
John Thompson, 27, Lab

NB: The Mill House is mentioned later in the census. Quite where this Mill House was is not apparent from maps of the period. Logically it should be near to the Baths and North Terrace. Seaham did have a steam mill for corn and a saw mill but these were a quarter of a mile to the south. As you can see it was big enough to house four families.

Mill House – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Fairless, 20, Ingineer [engineer]
James Nelless, 20, Joiner, N

Mill House – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Jameson, 45, Ingineer [engineer]
Elizabeth J, 43
Thomas J, 15, Blacksmith’s App
Mary J, 13
Elenor J, 10
Frances J, 4

Mill House – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Johnson, 20, Currier, N

(Number 1 ? ) North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Rutherford, 25, Druggist
Robert R, 20, Draper
Percival Laidlaw (?), 20, Lab
George Robson, 15, App, N
George S. Adamson, 15, App
Ann Lawson, 55, House Keeper
Hannah Hunter, 18, Dom Serv, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Edward Lazonby, 35, Shoe Maker
Isabella Liddle, 40, House Keeper, N
Ann Lazonby, 14
Elizabeth L, 10
Robert L, 5
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William Curry, 40, Shoe Maker

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Johnson, 60, Shopkeeper
Mary Johnson, 58
Elenor Gradon, 17, Dom Serv

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Henry Herbis (?), 45, Mariner, N
Elizabeth H, 44, N
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Ann Martin, 15, Dom Serv

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Newton, 41, Draper, N
Bentham Hall, 35, Lab, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Watson, 25, Tailor & Draper, N
Jane W, 25, N
William W, 5, N
John W, 3
Robert W, 2
Jane W, 1
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Ebenezer Kell, 60, Carpenter, N
Elizabeth K, 55, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Roddam, 35, Joiner, N
Elenor R, 38, N
Mary Pearson, 16
Elenor Pearson, 14

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Vipon [Vipond], 40, Carpenter
Mary V, 35

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Mason, 35, Carpenter
Sarah M, 25
Lidia(?) M, 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Whitfield, 63, Joiner
Jane W, 51
William W, 21, Joiner
Emily W, 15

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Ashforth, 43, Potter, N
Elizabeth A, 45
Elizabeth A, 11
Jane A, 10
Isabella A, 7
Thomas A, 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Hall, 74, Lawyer, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
David Fernie, 20, Tailor & Draper
Jane F, 20
William Thompson, 15, App
John Mannal \(?) [Mennell or Manuel], 10, App, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Fowler, 35, Mariner, N
Ann F, 33
William F, 8
Ann F, 6
George F, 4
Robert F, 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Robson, 25, Draper
Anthony Robson, 20, Lab
Mary R, 25, House Keeper
William Stratford [Stafford], 11, App

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Dorothy Bond, 50
Mary Shirkit [Sharkey], 24
Elizabeth Jones, 23
Hannah Bond, 9

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census (King’s Arms)
John French, 40, Butcher
Mary F, 45
John F, 15, App
Ann F, 11
Mary F, 5
Elizabeth F, 3

NB: John French was another publican/butcher according to Pigots Directory of 1834.

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Hannah Bellarby, 25
Robert Goodwill, 15

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Christopher Skinner, 30, Clericus[clerk], N
Emma S, 30, N
Charles S, 1, N
William S, 3 months
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Ann Marwood, 18, Dom Serv

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Coxon, 30
Jane C, 30
Samuel C, 8
Ann C, 5
John C, 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Henry Smith, 29, Druggist & Chemist
Harriet S, 25
John Wilkinson, 4
Frederick Prosser (?), 12, App

NB: Henry Wall Smith would later build Seaham’s first Gasworks.

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Dent, 50, Lab
Elizabeth D, 43
Jane D, 5

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Lee, 50, Agent to the Marquess of Londonderry, N
Ann L, 20
Elizabeth L, 17
Elizabeth Jansson (?), 15, Dom Serv

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jane Maddy, 49, Shopkeeper, N
Elizabth M, 19, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Rockliffe, 28, N
Jane R, 21, N
Joseph Maddy, 11
James Rockliffe, 1
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William Brown, 20, Mariner, N
Female (name not known), 26, Lodger
Male (name not known), 45, Mariner, N(S)
Male (name not known), 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census (Lord Seaham Inn) (18)
Thomas Prosser, 54, Builder, N
Mary P, 56, N
James P, 20, Joiner, N
John Savage, 20, R. Police (?), N
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George Hire, 29, N(S)
Ann H, 23, N

NB: According to Pigots Trade Directory (1834) Thomas Prosser was a surveyor, builder and publican. The Lord Seaham is now called the Harbour View Hotel and next door to the south is a passageway through to what was Back North Terrace. This became known as Prosser’s Opening or Prosser’s Entry (see picture above) and will be mentioned again in later censuses. Originally the passageway was a tunnel with several families recorded as having lived above it.

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census (Lord Seaham Inn ?)
Jane Hall, 22
Mary Tasker, 27
Mary Tasker, 3
Elizabeth T, 6 months

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census (Lord Seaham Inn)
David Fernie, 50, Innkeeper
Margaret F, 52
Solomon F, 19
Margaret F, 13
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Frances Tomplinson, 20, N
Mary Ridley, 15, N
Samuel Goodwin, 40, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Watt, 23, Carpenter
Mary W, 20

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Andrew Wilkie, 25, Mariner, N(S)
Phyllis W, 22
Thomas W, 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Smith, 30, Mariner, N
Thomas Brown, 55, Pilot
Isabella B, 55
Margaret B, 15
Robinson B, 10
Jane B, 5

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Gray, 37
Jane Gray, 17
Mary Gray, 4

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jacob Sanderson, 58, Mariner
Ann S, 59
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Elizabeth Baxter, 25
William Nicholson, 25

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Sarah Webb, 60, Post Office
Richard W, 25, Agent
Ann W, 25, Schoolmistress

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Isabella Goss, 21
Jane G, 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Hobkirk, 45, Mariner
Jane H, 46
Robert H, 23, Lab
Thomas H, 18, Lab
Sarah H, 15
William H, 12
Jane H, 8

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Peregrine Henzel, 44,
Clerk, N
Jane H, 39, N
Jane H, 16, N
Ann H, 15, N
Mary H, 9, N
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Margaret Bowmaker, 43, Visitor, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Harrison, 46, Pilot
Ann H, 52
Mary H, 17
John H, 13

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth French, 23
Catherine Harrison, 10

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Reaveley, 41, Harbour Master
Ann R, 36
Thomas R, 12
Ann R, 10
Ralph R, 8
Henry R, 6
Alice R, 2
Edmund R, 1 month
=============================
Jane Walker, 20, Dom Serv

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Robson, 55, Lab
Dorothy R, 51

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Scott, 30, Pilot
Elenor S, 31
Michael S, 10
Thomas S, 7
John S, 5
William S, 3
Elenor S, 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Peter Bailey, 41, Lab, N
Charlotte B, 38

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Isabel Still, 37, N(S)
Robert S, 12, N(S)
Barbarah S, 7, N(S)
James S, 7, (N)
Mary S, 6, N(S)

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Short, 41, Carrier, N
Margaret S, 38
John S, 15
Elizabeth S, 11
Margaret S, 9
Catherine S, 6
Hannah S, 3
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Jane Finlaw, 70, Lodger, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Edward Watson, 57, Lab, N
Charles Watson, 27, Hairdresser, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Edward Glasper [Clasper], 60, Lawyer, N
Isabella G, 60, N
Edward G, 30, Lawyer, N
Mary G, 30
Thomas G, 2

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Atkinson, 25, Shoemaker
John Sewel, 20, Shoe Maker, N

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ann Fowler, 30
Mary F, 8, N
George F, 6, N
Henry F, 4, N
John F, 1

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Horn, 25, Joiner
Frances Horn, 18

North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Margaret Nichols, 38

Back or Behind North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Charles Clarke, 37, Shoe Maker, N
Jane Clarke, 40, N
James McAll, 26, Lab, N(I )
Thomas Kirk, 20, Lab (I )
Thomas Gilmore, 20, Lab, N(I )
John McCerny, 21, Lab, N(I )

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
David Davison, 31, Mariner, N(F)
Margaret D, 30
Charles D, 9
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Robert Hobkirk, 24, Mariner, N
Margaret Elemer, 18, Lodger

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Smith, 34,
Mariner, N
Ann S, 39

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Costello, 30, Lab, N
Mary Ann C, 30, N
Ann C, 11, N
James C, 9
Thomas C, 7
Michael C, 4
George C, 1
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James Scott, 13, Lodger

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Eleanor Healer, 25, N
George H, 4
Dorothy H, 4

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Herron, 59

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Gilmore, 37, Mariner
Jane G, 36
Holms G, 9
Mary Ann G, 9
Sarah G, 1
Elizabeth G, 2 months

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Daniel Paul, 26, Butcher, N
Mary P, 25, N
Mary P, 9 months
=============================
Charlotte Gradon [Graydon], 24, Dom Serv

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
David Nicholson, 25, Roper, N
Grace N, 25, N(S)
Elizabeth N, 9, N(S)
Mary N, 6 months

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Clarke, 30, Brewer
Sarah C, 30, N
Mary C, 7
Frances C, 3
Sarah C, 1
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Hannah Storey, 25,
Lodger, N

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Healer, 53, N
Dorothy H, 54, N
William H, 24
George H, 19
Dorothy H, 13

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Watson, 50, Innkeeper
Ruth W, 36
Susannah W, 17
Mary W, 8
Ruth W, 4
Elizabeth W, 1
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Thomas Hope, 25, Lab

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Watson, 77, Widow
Mary Minto, 13

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Angles, 64, Lab
Mary A, 68, N

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ann Adamson, 38
Matthew A, 3

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Ferry, 48, Lab
Elizabeth F, 40
George F, 14
John F, 6
Jane F, 4
Mary Ann F, 6 months
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Jane Adamson, 77
George A, 16, Lab

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Thompson, 30, Tailor, N(S)
Elizabeth T, 24, N
Robert T, 8 months
Ann Thompson, 56, N(S)

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Almond, 23, Mariner
Sarah A, 21
Elizabeth A, 5 months

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Thurbuck, 54, Pilot
Mary T, 55
Sarah T, 19
John T, 14
George T, 11

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Francis Calvert, 48, Master Mariner, N
Mary Coulson, 25, Schoolmistress, N

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Lorance (sic) Harkess, 30, Mariner, N
Ann H, 25, N
Elizabeth Whitmarsh, 64, Lodger, N

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Pickerine [Pickering], 50, Lab
Elizabeth P, 50
John P, 15, Lab
Elizabeth P, 15

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Walton, 45, Lab
Emma W, 43
Peter W, 20, Lab
John W, 16, Lab
Mary W, 7
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Henry Laws, 20, Mariner, N

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Beswick, 35, Brewer
Alice B, 30

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Lee, 47, Lab
Ann Lee, 41, N
Ann L, 14
Jane L, 13
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Edward Hunter, 20, Lab, N

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Richard Watson, 38, Mariner
Mary W, 33
John W, 14
Michael W, 10
Richard W, 7
William W, 7
Mary W, 1

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Percival Spoors, 50, Trimmer
Jane S, 50
Ann S, 20
Percival S, 16, Painter
Mary S, 11
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Thomas Jordan, 92, Lodger

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Scott, 35, N
Sarah Scott, 35, N
Mary S, 7
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William Close, 65, Lab

John St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Haswell, 35, Butcher
Elizabeth H, 35
Thomas H, 9

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Alexander Kinross, 40, Bookbinder, N
Isabella K, 40
Page K, 14
Elen K, 12
Isabella K, 10
Thomas K, 7
Robert K, 4
John K, 1

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Deacon, 45, Lab, N
Ann D, 44, N
Henry D, 20, Carpenter, N
Robert D, 14, Lab, N
Ellen D, 12, N
Ann D, 10, N

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Jarret, 30, Blacksmith, N
Margaret J, 30
Thomas J, 6
Sarah J, 4
Margaret J, 2

John St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Isabella Ridley, 45, N
John R, 25, Carpenter, N
Deborah R, 15, N
Thomas R, 14, N
George R, 12
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Matthew Christie, 10, Lodger

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Peter Thompson, 40, Lab, N
Jane T, 45, N
Mary T, 12, N
Peter T, 10, N
Alice T, 7

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Watson, 36, Mariner
Dorothy W, 33
John W, 13, Roper
William W, 11
Ann W, 9
Dorothy W, 7
Isabella W, 3

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Scott, 33, Couper [cooper]
Jane S, 30
John Scott, 77, Lodger

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Pearson, 25, Mariner
Mary P, 25
Elizabeth P, 6
Thompson P, 4
Elenor P, 2
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Elizabeth Christie, 70

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Marshall, 29, Pilot
Elizabeth M, 30
Margaret M, 4
John M, 1

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Sarah Scott, 50, N
Elizabeth S, 12

NB: John Street was named after John Tempest, great grandfather of Lady Frances Anne

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Stephenson, 27, Pilot
Mary S, 26
George S, 4
Alexander S, 2

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
David Howey or Howie, 68, Lab
Margaret H, 63
George H, 25
Margaret H, 20
Alice H, 19

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Mould, 35, Pilot
Catherine M, 30
William M, 8
Elenor M, 4
Iom (?) (female) M, 1
Robert M, 7

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Young, 51, Trimmer, N
Dina Y, 54, N
Mary Y, 20, N
Cornelius Y, 13, N
Susannah Y, 10, N
John Street
William Rutherford, 40, Farmer
Jane Walton, 12
Elizabeth Walton, 8
Jane Caygill (or Baygill), 25,
Dom Serv, N

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Dobson, 50, Pilot
Abigail D, 54
Elizabeth D, 20
Charlotte D, 17
Abigail D, 15
Margaret D, 10

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Sanderson, 53, Pilot, N
Mary S, 55, N
William S, 14, N (S or I)
Mary S, 15, N(S or I)
Ann S, 20, N

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Scott, 35, Pilot
Elizabeth S, 32
Ruth S, 10
Robert S, 9
Elizabeth S, 7
William S, 5
Mary S, 3
George S, 1

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Elenor (or Elemore), 24, Pilot
Margaret E, 20
Robert E, 1

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Brewse or Bruce, 29
Elizabeth B, 29
John B, 8
William B, 6

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Adamson, 46
Ann A, 40
Mary A, 16
George A, 14
John A, 10
Robert A, 8
William A, 6
Elizabeth A, 4
Hannah A, 2 months
=============================
John Wake, 30, Lab, Lodger, N

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John English, 50,
Gardener, N
Sarah E, 48, N

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Nicholson, 47, Mariner, N
Margaret N, 35
William N, 15
Joseph N, 11
Hannah N, 7, N
Mary N, 5, N
Timothy N, 2
Thomas N, 1 month

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Garrett, 50, N
Margaret G, 40, N
Margaret G, 10
Elenor G, 8
Ann G, 1

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ann Coles, 28
Ann Dobson, 66
Henry Coles, 8
Ann Coles, 5
George C, 3

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ann Gibson, 37

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Gibson, 21

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Anderson, 40, Trimmer
Mary A, 40
Ann A, 15
William A, 12
Thomas A, 10
John A, 8

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Akenhead, 35,
Lab, N
Jane A, 30, N
William A, 5, N
Adam A, 3 months
Mary A, 2
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Stephen Ralph, 15,
Lodger, N

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Fox, 25, Prison Service (?), Born Ireland
Margaret F, 20, N(I )

John Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Akenhead, 37, Lab, N
Elenor A, 30, N
Sarah A, 5
William A, 3
Margaret A, 1

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Watson, 56, Straw Hat/Bonnet Maker, N
Mary Watson, 20, Straw Hat Maker, N

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Dobson, 30, Pilot
Mary D, 30
John D, 7
Mary D, 5
Henry D, 5
Thomas D, 5 months

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Nathan Close, 60, Pensioner (?)
Isabella C, 40

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Emmesson (sic) or Emmerson, 25, Mariner
Sarah E, 20
James E, 6 months

North Railway Street (Noah’s Ark) (1) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Dorothy Stokeld, 50
Ann S, 21
Mary S, 19
Jane S, 17
John S, 15
James S, 13
George S, 11
Thomas S, 4
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James Patterson, 30, Master Mariner

NB: According to Pigots Trade Directory for 1834 Thomas Stokeld was the landlord of the Noah’s Ark. He had probably died since then and Dorothy was his widow.

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Johnston, 65, Shopkeeper, N
June J, 63, N(S)
John J, 25, Lab

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elen Neal (sic) or Neill, 55, N(S)
Ebenezer Niel (sic), 15, N
David Niel, 15, N
Robert McKenzie, 5, N
Elen Cameron, 4, N

North Railway Street (Forester’s Arms) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Gibson, 25, Innkeeper, N
Ann G, 25
Thomas G, 3
Joseph G, 1
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Ann Foster, 16, Dom Serv

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary A. Humphrey, 20
Ann Carr, 15
Mary Humphry, 1

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Gallowley, 52, N
Jane G, 26, N
Robert G, 20,
Blacksmith, N
Thomas G, 8

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Reay, 62, Coast Guard, N
Sarah R, 59, N
Susannah R, 21, N
James R, 18, Carpenter, N
John Reay, 12, N
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James Thompson, 43, Mariner, N

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Kidd, 41, Shoe Maker, N
Margaret K, 40, N
Thomas K, 8
Mary K, 14
Jane K, 10
Elizabeth K, 5
Margaret K, 3

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Lightly, 20, Blacksmith
Sarah L, 20
Jane L, 1
Alexander Beaton, 23, Shoe Maker, N(S)
Matthew Cairney, 35, Lab, N(I )
John Bailey, 24, Lab, N
Michael Brannan, 34, Lab, N(I )
Edward Hair, 30, Lab, N(I or S)

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Hannah Teasdale, 56
Martin T, 17, Lab, N
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Michael McCormack, 28, Lab, N(I )
Thomas McGummy (?), 23, Lab, N(I )

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Royal, 40, Pilot
Sarah R, 47
William R, 19, Blacksmith’s App
John R, 15, App Joiner
Henry R, 13
Elizabeth Foster, 17, Dom Serv

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Richard Lenard (sic) or Leonard, 25, Shopkeeper
Elizabeth L, 35
John L, 4
Thomas L, 2
Elizabeth L, 10 months
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Robert Barker, 10
Thomas Paxton, 25, Lab
Elizabeth Paxton, 65, Widow

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Merrington, 43, Master Mariner
Sarah M, 44
Thomas M, 20, Lab
George M, 12
Elizabeth M, 9
Mary M, 6
Matthew M, 3 months
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Mary Williamson, 45

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Alexander Graham, 27, Mariner, N(S)
Mary G, 28
Mary G, 17, N(S)
Margaret G, 22, N(S)
Isabella G, 2, N(S)

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Dixon, 25, Lab, N
Elizabeth D, 30
Ann Dawson, 12

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Troal, 42,
Trimmer, N
Ann T, 38
Mary T, 12
William T, 6
Dorothy T, 4

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Walker, 45, Trimmer
Barbray (sic) W, 46
Barbray, 24
Thomas W, 16, Lab
Michael W, 14
Ann W, 12
Hannah W, 10
Elizabeth W, 7
Dorothy W, 5

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Walker, 40, Trimmer, N
Ann W, 40, N
Stephen W, 19, Teacher, N
John Walker, 17, Lab, N
Joseph W, 14, N
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Mary Chapman, 20, Dom Serv

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Alice Lowery or Lowrey, 37
James L, 21, Lab
William L, 10, App

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Oliver, 21, Lab
Jane O, 19

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Ridley, 38, Lab
Elizabeth R, 36
Mary R, 11
Elizabeth R, 9
Hannah R, 4
John R, 1
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Thomas Welsh, 40, Lab, N(I )

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Hood, 26, Trimmer
Elizabeth H, 27
Margaret H, 3
Thomas H, 1

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Roland Richardson, 44, Trimmer
Sarah R, 43, N
Sarah R, 12
Peter R, 2

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Charles Merchant, 38, Mariner, N
Alice M, 40, N
James Sanders or Saunders, 15, Carp’s App, N

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Richard Reed or Reid, 53, Trimmer, N
Hannah R, 51, N
Isaac R, 22, Lab, N
Thomas R, 19, Lab, N
James R, 16, Mariner, N
Robert R, 14, N
George R, 10
Richard R, 10, N
Henry R, 6

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Herron, 34, Lab
Isabella H, 34
George H, 9

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomesina Lee, 25
James L, 3
George L, 5 months

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Dennis McFratten (?), 65, Lab, N(I )
Jannet McF, 59, N(I )
Grace McF, 25, N(I )
John McF, 23, Lab, N(I )
James McF, 21, Lab, N(I )
Catherine McF, 19, N(I )

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Scott, 33, Joiner
Ann S, 38
Mary S, 11
Robert S, 8
William S, 6
Fenwick S, 4
Elizabeth S, 1

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
David Ridley, 60
Mary R, 55
Thomas R, 16, Blacksmith’s App
North Railway. St. (Lynn Arms ?)
George Bamborah (sic) or Bambrough, 43, Trimmer
Ann B, 43
Isabella B, 14
Ann B, 10
Mary B, 12
George B, 6
Anthony B, 9 months

NB: According to Pigots Trade Directory (1834) George Bambrough was also a publican

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Dennis, 30, Shoe Maker, N
Jane D, 30, N
William D, 12, N
Jane D, 8, N
Ann D, 4, N
James D, 3, N
Thomas D, 8 months

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Bell, 60, Lab, N
Jane B, 49
Jane B, 6
William B, 4
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Elizabeth Turnbull, 20, N
James Courier, 45, N(I )
John Black, 40, N(I )
Peter McLachan, 40, N(I )
Patrick Wind, 30, N(I )
Edward Wilkinson, 35, N(I )

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Cowell, 36, Trimmer, N
Elizabeth C, 41, N
Margaret C, 20, Dressmaker, N
Isabell C, 13, N
George C, 10, N
Elizabeth C, 8

North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Susannah Jeffery, 43
Elizabeth J, 17
Ann Ayre, 26

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Bamborah (sic) or Bambrough, 26, Lab
Elizabeth B, 26
Sarah B, 8
Mary B, 5

NB: Henry (1821-84) Stewart was the eldest son of the 3rd. Marquess and Frances Anne. On his father’s death in 1854 he became Earl Vane. On the death of his mother Frances Anne in 1865 he inherited most of her possessions, including Seaham Harbour and the Durham collieries. On the death of his half-brother Frederick in 1872 he became the 5th. Marquess of Londonderry. He was the owner of Seaham Colliery at the time of the disasters of 1871 and 1880.

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Carter, 70, Lab
Jane C, 24, Dressmaker

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Hall, 25
Elizabeth H, 26
Sarah H, 3
William H, 4 months

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Hobson, 45, Lab
Mary H, 35
Michael H, 14

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Sarah Charlton, 27, N(S)
Jane Charlton, 2

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jane Moor, 75, Widow, N

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Henderson, 40
Jane H, 13
Mary H, 9
Margaret H, 4
Isabella H, 2

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Maudlin, 73
Sarah M, 48
Elizabeth M, 13

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Margaret Crown, 43, N

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Lamb, 40, Master Mariner, N
Virginea (sic) L, 34, N(F)
Virginea L, 2 months

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Storey, 30
William S, 12
Ann S, 10
Elizabeth S, 8
Thomas S, 4
Mary S, 2

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Davison (or Davidson), 24, Lab
Mary D, 21
Robert D, 3
Jane D, 1

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Andrew Ayre, 55
Hannah A, 53
John A, 16

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Frederick Quilter (?), 30, Mariner, N
Isabella Q, 25
Frederick Q, 2
Martha Q, 4 months

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Foggin, 25, Tailor, N
Isabella F, 25, N
William F, 2, N
Francis F, 3 months
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Mary Foster (or Forster), 10,
Dom Serv, N
Edward Short, 15, Tailor, N

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Isabella Oakes, 50
Humphrey O, 14

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Webb, 33
Charlotte W, 9
Richard W, 7
Mary W, 6
Frances W, 1

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Hood, 70, Lab, N
Margaret McDonald, 46, Widow, N
Phillis H, 28, N
Joseph H, 32, Surgeon, N
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Isabella Rutherford, 40, Lodger, N(S)
Margaret Pattison (Patterson), 5

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Todd, 45, Mason
Ruth T, 48
Ruth Park, 16, Dom Serv

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Harrison, 40, Mason
Dorothy H, 35
Thomas H, 19
Robert H, 12
Ester H, 6
Christianna H, 3

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Hood, 32, Trimmer
Jane H, 33
William H, 9
Jane H, 6
Margaret H, 2

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Bell, 30
Ann B, 30, N
Thomas B, 6
Robert B, 4
John B, 2
Ann B, 2 months

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Richardson, 38, Trimmer
Sarah R, 35
Mary R, 10
Thomas R, 8
Margaret R, 4
Sarah R, 1

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Bamborah (sic) or Bambrough, 26, Lab
Hannah B, 23
John B, 2

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Walker, 45, Trimmer
Ann W, 40
Ann W, 16
Elizabeth W, 15
Mary W, 13
Hannah W, 11
Michael W, 9
Joan W, 6
Eliza W, 4
Thomas W, 2
Elenor W, 9 months

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Patrick (?) Brown, 48, Trimmer
Jane B, 14
Thomas B, 12
George B, 10

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Adam (?) Armstrong, 57, Lab
Ann A, 56
John A, 30
Ann A, 20
Isabella A, 18
George A, 16
Mary A, 14

Henry St. – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Agnes Glanville (?), 70, N
Susannah Drury (?), 50
George Drury, 20, Mariner

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Nicholson (?), 36, Shoe Maker(?)
Mary N, 25
Isabel N, 12, N
Thomas N, 9
Elenor N, 7


NB: It is not entirely clear where Dean Place was. There were 13 households in the street in this 1841 census, 20 in the 1851 census, none in 1861, 1 in 1871 and then it vanishes without trace. I have tried comparing residents in different censuses but without success. Guesses ?

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Jameson, 27, Lab
Margaret J, 21
Margaret J, 6
Mary J, 11 months

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Morrow (?), 40, N(I )
Jane (?) M, 30

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Dina Shore (?) or Shaw, 28

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Adam Smith, 44
Thomas S, 15, Roper
Robert S, 13
Elenor S, 13
Margaret S, 13
John S, 6
Elizabeth S, 4

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Laws (?), 30, Lab
Jane L, 30
Mary L, 9
Jane L, 6
Ann L, 3

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Bernard O’Gorman (?), 56, N(I )
Elizabeth O’G, 60
John O’G, 15, N(I )

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Andrew Conway (?), 31, N
Ann C, 45, N
Elizabeth C, 8

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John White, 38, N(I )
Michael W, 26, N(I )
James Mooney (?), 30, N(I )
William McKean (?), 21, N(I )

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Jane Cunningham, 43
Ann C, 17
Jane C, 11
Mary C, 9
Elizabeth C, 5

Dean Place (Wheatsheaf Inn ?) – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Barker (?), 30
Elizabeth B, 23, N
James B, 1

NB: According to Pigots Trade Directory for 1834 an Elizabeth Barker was the landlady of the Wheatsheaf Inn. Locate the Wheatsheaf Inn and we will find out where Dean Place was.

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Alexander White, 35, N(S)
Elizabeth W, 35, N
Alexander W, 14, N(S)
Wilhelmina W, 6, N(S)
Mary W, 4
Elizabeth W, 6 months

Dean Place – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Sarah Bowery, 25, Dressmaker
Ann B, 20

Back/Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Joseph Dixon, 24, Lab
Mary D, 22

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Armstrong, 30, Trimmer
Ann A, 28
Mary A, 8
Margaret A, 7
Isabella A, 5
Jane A, 3

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Henry Baker, 25
Jane B, 25
John B, 4
Mary B, 2

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Boggan, 60, Lab
Ann B, 25

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Weddle or Weddell, 43, Sawyer
Ann W, 46, N
William W, 19
John W, 15
Albert W, 12
Mary W, 10

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Crawford, 26, Mason, N
Elizabeth C, 30

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Coverdale (?), 60, Widow

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Ord, 25, Lab
Mary O, 20
John O, 4
Mary O, 2

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Harrison, 40, Mariner
Margaret H, 35

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
George Oiston (?) or Oyston, 15
Elizabeth Connor, 3, N

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Spoors, 40, Trimmer
Mary S, 35
Elenor S, 17
Ann S, 16
Thomas S, 14
Robert S, 12
Mary S, 10
William S, 4
Percival S, 2

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Binley, 35, Postman
Emmelia (sic) B, 30, N
John B, 10

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Margaret Twogood (sic) or Toogood, 20

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Troale, 38, N
Sarah T, 26
William T, 3
John T, 1
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John Shoreland, 40, N(I )

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Todd, 48, Mariner, N
Elizabeth T, 41, N
John T, 12
Sarah T, 5

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Elizabeth Miller, 20, N
William Miller, 6 months

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Dennis, 56, Mason, N
Hannah D, 50, N
Alfred D, 23,
Shoe Maker, N
William D, 19, Mason
Frederick D, 13
Daniel (?) D, 10

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Richard Pendlington, 30, Trimmer, N
Jane P, 28
George P, 8
Mary P, 3
James P, 7 months

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Lows or Lowes, 35, Lab
Sarah L, 40, N
Ann L, 14
James L, 12
William L, 8
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William Roddam, 30, Teacher, N

Behind North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ralph Davison (or Davidson), 70, Keelman
William Davison (or Davidson), 50, Mariner

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Allen Nash, 40, Coast Guard, N
Sarah N, 35, N
Ann N, 18, N
Mary N, 16, N
William N, 14, N
Susannah N, 12, N
Emmey N, 11, N
Thomas N, 9, N
Allen N, 2, N

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Thomas Brewel or Brewell, 21, Trimmer, N
Mary B, 20
Charles B, 7 months

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Francis Stott, 26, Lab, N
Margaret S, 30, N
Sarah S, 4, N

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Kelley or Kelly, 36
Jane K, 14
James K, 13
Peter K, 11
Luke K, 4
Mary K, 2
Ester K, 2 months

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Ann Watson, 73, Widow

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Hannah Tinley, 30

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Barron, 35, Trimmer
Margaret B, 40
William B, 10
Jane B, 7
John B, 4
Mary B, 1
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Elizabeth Clarke, 27, Dom Serv, N

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Benson, 70, Lab
Elizabeth B, 70

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Reed or Reid, 34, Lab
Hannah R, 32
William R, 8
John R, 6
Elizabeth R, 4
Anthony R, 2
Thomas R, 4 months

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Nicholson, 60, Builder
Mary N, 55

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
William Hays or Hayes, 35, Trimmer, N
Mary H, 34, N
Elizabeth H, 9
John H, 7
Mary H, 3
Andrew H, 1

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Taylor Elemore, 40, Pilot,
Margaret E, 38
George E, 8
Taylor E, 5

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Margery Thompson, 40, N(S)
Jennet (sic) T, 14, N(S)
John T, 13, N(S)
Jean, 11, N(S)
Margery T, 5, N(S)

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mary Wild or Wilde, 53

Back North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census Lock-Up (‘The Kitty’)
Male Prisoner, name unknown, 25, N
Male Prisoner, name unknown, 25, N

Behind North Railway Street – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Samual (sic) Myres or Myers, 50, Constable
Jane M, 20
Mary M, 15
Elizabeth M, 10
Sarah M, 8
Joseph M, 10
John M, 5

Behind North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
John Henry, 29, Mariner
Jane H, 23
Margaret H, 14
Mary H, 4

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Hewison (?) or Huitson or Hewitson, 30, Tailor, N
Mary H, 27
Joseph H, 6
James H, 5
Peter H, 3
Jane H, 1
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William Garbut, 24, Itinerant Tailor

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Susannah Boys (?) or Boyes, 30
Thomas B, 14
William B, 11
George B, 6
Susannah B, 2

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Mark Graden or Graydon, 50, Lab, N
Sarah G, 45
Robert G, 4

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
Robert Martin, 29, Mariner
Ann M, 25
Walter M, 2

Back North Terrace – Dawdon (Seaham Harbour) 1841 Census
James Prayer (?), 30, Mariner, N
Sarah P, 30, N

Seaham (Old Seaham and outlying farms) and Seaton-with-Slingley

HO 107 312/313, folios 1 to 7

Seaham Vicarage – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Oswald Joseph Cresswell, 35, Vicar, N
Margaret Smith, 50, Servant
Ann Nuton, 25, Servant
Edward Lambourne, Servant, N

Seaham Grange – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
John Smith, 40, Farmer
Margaret S, 25
Jane Ann S, 5
Margaret S, 3
John S, 1
Jane Miller, 9
Jane King, 17, Servant, N
Thomas Milburn, 20, Servant, N
John Laten, 17, Servant
Robert Hutchinson, 16, Servant

Cherry Knowle – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
James Shotton, 62, Farmer
Catherine S, 58
William Turnbull, 23, Servant
Robert Milburn, 17, Servant
William Walker, 14, Servant
Jane Robson, 18, Servant
John M. Shotton, 12

Seaham – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Edward Dobson, 32, (profession unclear), N
Ann D, 29
Hannah D, 2
Isabella D, 6 months

Seaham Mill House – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
George Aird, 50, Farmer
Elizabeth A, 45
George A, 8
John James A, 4
George Watson, 15, Servant
Peter Watson, 14, Servant
Jane Lonsdale, 20, Servant

NB: Mill House was a farm house which stood very near to what today is the top of the Avenue at Deneside. It and the neighbouring farm Carr House were demolished to make way for the new Carr House (Deneside) estate in the late 1920s/ early 30s.

Seaham – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
George Atkinson (?), 35, Farmer, N
Henry Hudson, 25, Servant
William Robson, 25, Servant, N
Elenor Hudson, 30,
Servant, N
Jane Pattison (Patterson), 35, Servant

East Cherry Knowle – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Thomas Wallace, 28, Farmer
Isabella W, 28
Elizabeth W, 1
Mary Jane W, 1 month
Jacob Bradwell, 30, Servant
Mary Ann Moody (?), 15, Servant

Field House – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Edward Pattison (Patterson), 27, Farmer
Margaret P, 27, N(S)
Edward P, 11 months
Nick Smith, 72, Lodger
George Robson, 16, Servant
Mary Ann Brown, 17, Servant

Seaham Grange – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Thomas Rogers, 45, Farmer
Rachel R, 40
Margaret R. 15
Richard R, 5
William R, 3
John R, 1

Windy Hill – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Peter Smith, 45, Waggonway-wright
Isabella S, 45, N
Thomas S, 15
Susannah S, 13
Peter S, 11
James S, 9
John S, 5

Seaham Hall – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
George James, 50, Gardener, N
Mary J, 70

Seaham Cottage – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Thomas Davison (or Davidson), 28, Waggonway-wright
Elizabeth D, 27
John D, 4
Thomas D, 2

Seaham Brick Yard – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Robert Haswell Hunter, 45, Lab
Hannah H, 43
Hannah H, 17
Alexander Ford H, 13
John H, 8
Margaret H, 6

Carr House – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Edward Wilkinson, 50, Husbandman, N
Margaret W, 45, N
John W, 20, Husbandman
Elizabeth W, 14
Edward W, 12
Eleanor W, 8
Margaret W, 6
Mary Ann W, 4
John Moralee, 25, Farmer, N

NB: Carr House Farm was later run by the McNee family, founders of the Princess Dairy. One of their scions, the late Tom, wrote two books about Seaham in cooperation with David Angus.

Seaham – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
William Summerbell, 35, Husbandman
Mary S, 35
Margaret S, 11
John S, 10
Thomas S, 8
Andrew S, 6
William S, 4

Londonderry Engine Cottage 1 – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
William Gardner or Gardiner, 50, Engineman
Elizabeth G, 45, N
Andrew Maddison, 40, Lodgekeeper (?)

NB: The two Londonderry Engine Cottages mentioned here and in the next column were the first habitations in what would soon become Seaton/Seaham Colliery Pit Village. The Engine hauled the coal wagons up the last hill (the Londonderry Plane) on their way to Seaham Harbour from Rainton Colliery and other mines inland. The two cottages stood just behind what is now known as ‘Walter Willson’s’ shop. From there the last leg to the harbour was downhill all the way and a gravity incline was used.
This incline survived (working) until 1988 and is now being turned into a walkway.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it could be connected all the way back to the site of the old Londonderry pits at Rainton, Pittington, Framwellgate, Old Durham and elsewhere ?
An (almost) continuous walkway from the statue of the 6th. Marquess on North Terrace to the statue of his grandfather the 3rd. Marquess in the Market Square of our beautiful Cathedral city and county town. Surprisingly much of the trackbed in central Durham still survives and it is only the section between Seaham Colliery and the Copt Hill that would be the problem. At Copt Hill the Rainton & Seaham wagonway passed under the Hetton Colliery Railway and thus there already exists a walkway connecting down to Hetton, the Raintons and Pittington from there. Of all Seaham’s historic monuments it is the trackbed of the Rainton & Seaham which should be restored and preserved for future generations. The Rainton & Seaham railway brought life to our town in its infancy. If there had been no Rainton & Seaham there would have been no Seaham Harbour and history would have been very different.

Seaham Park Houses – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
William Ford, 35, Blacksmith
Elizabeth F, 35
John Ferguson, 15, Blacksmith’s App
Mary Irvin, 11

Seaham Hall – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Thomas Laycock, 35, Gardener
Isabella L, 40, Housekeeper, N
Margaret Hale, 30,
Lodger, N
John Hale, 10
Hannah Hale, 8


NB:
The Londonderry family were never resident at the Hall when the census was taken. They probably spent census nights at Wynyard or one of their other palatial mansions. The family occasionally organised shoots in the grounds of Seaham Hall in the early years but otherwise they never bothered much with the place. Wynyard was only 20 miles away and much more comfortable than what Frances Ann called her ‘little pigeon ducket’. Later however, after the death of her husband, she lived at Seaham Hall for much of the year.

Seaham Lodge – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
George Humble, 60, Lab
Jane H, 66
Joseph Coulthard, 4, Lodger

Seaham Park Houses – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
George Metcalfe, 35, Waggonman
Mary M, 35
Susannah Boyce, 7
John Boyce, 5
Ann Metcalf, 2 months

Seaham Park Houses – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
William Grieves or Greaves, 24, Coal Wagonman, N
Mary G, 26

Seaham Park Houses – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
James Linklater, 68, Independent, N(S)
Jane L, 60

Seaham Park Houses – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Richard Paxton, 35, Fitter (?)
Ann P, 35
Richard P, 3
Charlotte Longstaff, 20, Lodger
George Pattison (Patterson), 65, Lodger
George Monk——–?—-, 20, Lodger
George Blacket, 20, Lodger

Seaham Park Houses – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
William Nicholson, 43, Coal Waggonman
Ann N, 36
John N, 13
William N, 10
Mary Ann N, 3

Londonderry Engine Cottage 2 – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
William Littlefair, 30, Waggonman
Margery L, 30
Emmerson L, 7
Mary L, 4
William L, 2

Seaham – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Charles Browel or Browell, 50, Husbandman, N
Elizabeth B, 45
Ann B, 20
Elizabeth B, 10, N
Gilbert B, 5, N
Hannah B, 5
William B, 1

Seaham – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Peter Charlton, 20, Husbandman
Ann C, 20

Seaham – (Old) Seaham 1841 Census
Joseph Watson, 38, Gardener
Mary W, 40
Thomas W, 10
Mary Ann W, 7
Jeremiah W, 5
Jane W, 4

Seaton-with-Slingley
(No further details or addresses given)

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
John Lamb, 35, Farmer
Mary L, 35
John L, 5
Anna L, 9
Elizabeth L, 2
Mary L, 1
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Sarah Garrick, 15,
Dom Serv

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
George Smith, 42, Agricultural Labourer
Mary S, 36
George S, 10
Frances S, 8
Mary S, 5
Thomas S, 2

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
William Lindsley, 42, Farmer
Mary L, 46
Jane L, 16
Deborah L, 14
Mary L, 11
Christopher L, 8
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Christopher L, 57, Lab

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Andrew Lee, 89, Independent means
Elizabeth Shotton, 18
Andrew Shotton, 14
Joseph Briggs, 21, Lab
Elizabeth Smith, 12,
Dom Serv

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Bryan Hodgson, 29, Shoe Maker
Elizabeth H, 28
Ralph H, 8
Bryan H, 6
Mary H, 4
Charles H, 2
Richard H, 6 months
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Elizabeth Paxton, 13, Dom Serv

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
William Proctor, 56, Independent means
Elizabeth P, 58

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Thomas Harrison, 40, Agricultural Labourer
Elizabeth H, 38
Ann H, 13
Robert H, 11
Elizabeth H, 8
Jane H, 6
Thomas H, 3
Isabella H, 1
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John Robson, 78, Lab

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Robert Hodgson, 35, Farmer
Jane H, 30
Ralph H, 3
Robert H, 2
Jane H, 3 months
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Henry Brunton, 30, Lab
Mary Atkinson, 15, Dom Serv
Jane Sutherland, 10, Dom Serv

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
George Richardson, 40, Lab
Thomas R, 13
Mary R, 9
John R, 7
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Phoebe Colling, 32, Dom Serv
Cuthbert Colling, 1

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Edward Robson, 46, Farmer
Mary R, 33
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Deborah Hodgson, 17, Dom Serv

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
William Southwaite, 39, Lab
Elizabeth S, 12
Anna S, 8
Elizabeth S, 66, Widow

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Mary Smith, 70, Widow
Thomas Smith, 35, Farmer
Mary S, 40
Francis S, 11
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Thomas Wandless, 75, Lodger
James Brown, 50, Clerk, N
Marianne B, 45
Marianne B, 14
Agnes B, 13
Elizabeth B, 10
Jane B, 8
John B, 6
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Elizabeth Donaldson, 22, Governess, N(S)
Margaret Brown, 25, Dom Serv
Richard Watson, 19, Servant
Thomas Stephenson,35, Manufacturer, N
William Harrison, 50, Farmer
Mary H, 50
Edward H, 9
Robert H, 7
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John Barker, 27, Lab
Hannah B, 22
William B, 1 month
Thomas Brough, 55, Farmer
Elizabeth B, 48
John B, 20, Miller
Thomas B, 17, Farmer
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Edward Robson, 17, Servant
William Brough, 82, Independent means
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Elizabeth Willey, 20, Dom Serv

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Thomas Stratford, 45, Millwright
Ann S, 40
Mary S, 11
Margaret S, 8

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Robert Rowlands, 30, Lab
Judith R, 29
George R, 8
Mary R, 6
Isabella R, 2

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
George Pickering, 23, Lab
Frances P, 23
John P, 8 months

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Christopher Hedley, 25, Lab, N
Isabella H, 25
Robert H, 25
Mary H, 3
Harriet H, 2
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Joseph Smith, 15, Engine-wright

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
George Willis, 32, Brakesman
Elizabeth W, 18
Elizabeth Richardson, 14, Dom Serv

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Ralph Wallas or Wallace, 30, Brakesman, N
Elizabeth W, 25, N
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John Wilkinson, 30, Brakesman, N
John Lamb, 80, Farmer
Mary L, 70
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Mary Wilson, 20, Dom Serv
John W, Serv
James W, 10
Margaret Watson, 15, Dom Serv

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
John Miller, 47, Farmer
Ann M, 50
Andrew M, 13
Edward Miller, 35, Lodger
Robert Morley, 23, Servant
William Brown, 15, Servant
Thomas Borrow, 11, Servant
Ann Lidster, 21, Dom Serv
John Pattison (Patterson), 38, Lab
Mary P, 38
Ann P, 11

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
John Richardson, 39, Lab
Harriet R, 48

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
James Thubron (?), 40, Farmer
Frances T, 40
James T, 18
Robert T, 16
Thomas T, 12
Shotton (?) T, 10
Henry T, 8
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Ralph Hindsmith, 28, Lab
Mary H, 23
Isabella Burfield, 55, Widow
Henry B, 26, Shoe Maker
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George Shaw, 35, Shoe Maker

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Christopher Etherington, 46, Agricultural Labourer
Ann E, 44
John E, 17
William E, 16
Isabella E, 12
Christopher E, 10
Ann E, 8
Elizabeth E, 4
James E, 2

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Robert Thompson, 43, Farmer
Mary T, 44
Richard T, 5
Robert T, 3
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Richard Thompson, 47, Servant
Hodgson Atkinson, 30, Servant
Judith Harrison, 15, Servant

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Joshua Paxton, 30, Blacksmith
Mary P, 28
George Barker, 17, App

Seaton – Seaton-with-Slingley 1841 Census
Mary Hodgson, 80, Widow
Richard H, 30, Farmer
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Mary Anderson, 17,
Dom Serv
Ralph Hodgson, 16, Servant
Sarah Smith, 20, Servant
William Palmer, 9

The Port of Seaham

HO 107 311/6 folios 3-6 & folio 9 – census of vessels in port

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Wansbeck’
James Fairbairn, 45, Master Mariner
Ann F, 40
John F, 10
Ann F, 8
James Arthur, 19, Apprentice, N(S)
Christopher Johnson, 18, Apprentice, N(S)
John Williamson, 15, Apprentice, N(S)
Bruce Huison, 16, Apprentice, N(S

NB: Tom MacNee refers to the “Wansbeck” in ‘Seaham -the first 100 years’ as being the first vessel to enter the new port of Seaham Harbour on May 10 1831 from Memel in the Baltic, with wood for building the staiths and two loading spouts. Clearly Seaham was her home port though this is not stated in the census.

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Leeds’
William Jackson, 28, Master
Elizabeth J, 30, N
William J, 3
Isaac J, 9 months
Phenas Kimble, 19, Apprentice, N
Robert Baker, 15, Apprentice, N
Henry Stewart, 18, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Emma’
Kirby Wilson, 25, Master, N
William Taylor, 25, Mate, N
William Blanchard, 25, Seaman, N
Samuel Laws, 22,
Seaman, N
William Lion, 18,
Apprentice, N
Daniel Bacon, 22, Apprentice, N
James Chapman, 18, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Adelaide’
John Pearson, 45, Mate, N(F)
Charles Tracey, 18, Seaman, N(F)
John Snowdon, 18, Apprentice, N
William Charlson, 17, Apprentice, N(S)
William Davison (or Davidson), 16, Apprentice, N(S)

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Elizabeth’
William Storey, 30, Mate, N(S)
Ralph Teasdale, 35, Seaman
Mary T, 30, N
William T, 2
George Plant, 18, Apprentice, N
Charles Catchpole, 18, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census -‘Forester’
Robert Christie, 45, Mate
Martha C, 40
Matthew C, 5
Lawrence Hutchinson, 19, Apprentice, N(S)
John Henry, 17, Apprentice, N(S)
William Coyle (or Cogle), 15, Apprentice, N(S)
James Cramins, 16, Apprentice

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Benjamin’
Robert Egget, 30, Mater, N
William Cookson, 45,
Mate, N
Thomas Thetford, 40, Seaman, N
Henry Seaman, 20, Seaman, N
Thomas Fisher, 23,
Seaman, N
William Carter, 14, Apprentice, N
John Rhodes, 15, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Blakeston’
Nicholas Copeland, 39, Mate
Thomas Howard, 55, Seaman
John Nicholson, 45, Seaman, N
John Douglas, 15, Apprentice, N
James Watts, 19, Apprentice, N
James Clarke , 20,
Apprentice, N
Frederick Birkenshaw, 14, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Anatolia’
John McAlley, 49, Master, N
Thomas Fairweather, 18, Apprentice, N
James Cook, 18,
Apprentice, N
William Bruce, 17, Apprentice, N(S)
James Sinclair, 15, Apprentice, N(S)

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Faulkner’
William Sawden, 19, Apprentice, N
Augustus Con, 19, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census -‘Squirrel’
Thomas Nesfield, 30, Master, N
Matthew Simpson, 24,
Mate, N
James Smith, 30,
Seaman, N
Frederick Doss, 30, Seaman, N
Thomas Grenan, 18, Apprentice, N
Henry Orfield, 17, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Queen Victoria’
John Grantham, 40,
Master, N
William Tate, 20, Mate, N
Isaac Wilson, 20,
Seaman, N
Philip Eyts, 17, Seaman, N
John Markley, 20, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Huzza’
John Wilson, 28, Master, N
Edward Andiss, 23, Mate, N
Robert Ashlling, 19, Apprentice, N
John Stalibrash, 17, Apprentice, N
Edward Lee, 15,
Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Fame’
William Hamilton, 20, Master, N
Edward Hamilton, 15,
Mate, N
James Chesterfield, 22, Seaman, N
Samuel Bowles, 20, Seaman, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census -‘Sisters’
Henry Chant, 17, Apprentice, N
James Dixon, 17, Apprent., N

Seaham Port 1841 Census -‘Dorothy’
John Gibson, 28, Carpenter,
Elizabeth G, 30, N
Robert Scott, 19,
Apprentice, N
William Hopkin, 18, Appr., N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Gosforth’
William Harvey, 40,
Master, N
Isabella H, 40, N
William H, 15, Apprentice, N
Ann H, 10, N
John H, 5, N
Charles Fox, 18, Apprent., N
John Robinson, 18, Apprentice, N(S)
Richard Beckett, 18, Apprentice, N
Edward Atkins, 17, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census -‘Highlander’
William Nattress, 25,
Master, N
Alexander Blackwood, 23, Mate, N
William Ross, 24, Seaman
Francis Follance, 30, Seaman
John Harris, 50, Seaman
John Martin, 21, Seaman, N
Isaac Camin, 17, Apprentice, N
James Dunoven, 15, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Jean & Mary’
Richard Hart, 35, Master, N
John Harrison, 35, Mate, N
Walter Banks, 45,
Seaman, N
James Sakery, 30,
Seaman, N
John Spearpoint, 20, Seaman, N
Henry Dunn, 15, Seaman, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Sarah’
Thomas Harrison, 20, Mate, N
Alexander Mitcheson, 45, Seaman
Thomas Thompson, 30, Seaman, N
William Broderick, 35, Seaman, N
James Johnson, 20, Seaman, N(S)
Henry Turner, 45,
Seaman, N
George Fletcher, 15, Apprentice, N
William Napps, 15, Apprentice, N
Frederick Long, 10, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Boldon’
James Hitchcock, 45, Master, N
William Watson, 20, Mate, N
Robert Groom, 20, Seaman, N
Thomas Lovell, 25, Seaman, N
Thomas Jackson, 20, Seaman, N
Francis Long, 20, Seaman, N
William Allen, 18, Apprentice, N
Henry Hitchcock, 15, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Lester’
William Stephenson, 45, Master
Catherine S, 30
Jeremiah Barram, 18, Apprentice, N
William Miller, 15, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Ryhope’
James Pattison (Patterson), 35, Master
James Wilson, 18, Apprentice
William Wobbs (?), 18, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Isabella’
John Gray, 55, Master, N
James Theaker, 20, Mate, N
William Colthorp, 20, Apprentice, N
Edward Watson, 18, Apprentice, N
Robert Pryman, 14, Apprentice, N
Henry Fawcet, 16, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Ligo’
Abraham Stephenson, 25, Master, N
Thomas Muggleton, 25, Mate, N
Mark Weeks, 18,
Apprentice, N
Benjamin Smith, 17, Apprentice, N
John Colthorp, 17, Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Friends’
David Minns, 15, Seaman, N
James Bulmer, 25,
Seaman, N
William Henderson, 10, Apprentice, N
Edward Fry, 15,
Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘William’
Matthew Cooper, 40,
Master, N
William Blakey, 45, Mate, N
William Rogers, 50, Seaman, N
George Waugh, 25, Seaman, N
James Coleman, 15, Apprentice, N
John Lovell, 15,
Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Thyatira’
Daniel Leader, 25, Mate, N
William Foster (or Forster), 30,
Seaman, N
Edward Hall, 25, Seaman, N
James Burton, 15, Apprentice, N
John Smith, 15,
Apprentice, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Hopewell Wells’
John Huitson or Hewitson, 43, Master Mariner, N
Henry Crafers, 23, Mate, N
Samuel Coe, 18, Mariner, N
John Hesleton, 17,
Mariner, N
William Huitson, 15,
Mariner, N
Mary Huitson, 38, Passenger, N
Mary Huitson, 12, Passenger, N
Matilda Hudson, 3 months, Passenger, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census -‘Econimus’
Thomas Hickson, 44, Master Mariner, N
John Watson, 53, Mate, N
Charles Cotton, 26,
Mariner, N
James Naylor, 19, Mariner, N
Henry York, 17, Mariner, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Isabella Lawrence’ (from Invernyl, Scotland ?)
James Cant, 27, Master Mariner, N(S)
Alexander Main, 30, Mate, N(S)
Charles Garrow, 21, Mariner, N(S)
John Patterson, 20, Mariner, N(S)
William McGreggor, 15, Mariner, N(S)
Alexander Cambel or Campbell, 13, Mariner, N(S)

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Heugh Johnson’ (London)
John Potts, 32, Master Mariner
John Gardner, 50, Mate
James Day, 42, Mariner, N
Robert Sacker, 18, Mariner, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Emerald’ (Sunderland)
William Blacker, 35, Master Mariner, N
Pearson Renold, 31, Mate, N
Robert Wilson, 57, Mariner
William Walker, 58, Mariner, N
James Reay, 46, Mariner, N
George Clarke , 16, Mariner, N

Seaham Port 1841 Census – ‘Flora’ (Margate)
James Brereton, 30, Master Mariner, N
William Purdy, 40, Mate, N
William Stephenson, 26, Mariner, N
Charles Tumling, 20, Mariner, N
James Rowe, 15, Mariner, N

Seaham Area Residents in the 1830s

Early residents of the Seaham area, from the following sources:

  • Greater Seaham Electoral Register 1833
  • Pigot’s Trade Directory 1834

Greater Seaham Electoral Register 1833

Electoral Register 1833 Dalton-le-Dale:
2599, J.H. Brown, D-l-D
2600, William Hall, D-l-D
2601, John Lamb, Seaton Moor
2602, Thomas Minns, D-l-D
2603, George Oats or Oates, D-l-D
2604, Edward Pattison or Patterson, D-l-D
2605, Andrew Watt, Dalton Moor
2606, Thomas Wilkinson, D-l-D

Electoral Register 1833 Dawdon (including modern-day Seaham Harbour):

2607, John Adamson, North Terrace
2608, Matthew Adamson, North Terrace
2611, John Bell, Railway Street
2615, Joseph Bowman, Railway Street
2616, John Bogan, Railway Street
2618, Percival Butiment, North Terrace
2621, Robert Field, Railway Street
2622, John Graham, Cross Street (later called Church Street)
2623, Thomas Graham, Cross Street (later called Church Street)
2625, Peter Hinde, Railway Street
2626, John Hutchinson, Railway Street
2627, Thomas Littlefair, Henry Street

Electoral Register 1833

2631, Bernard O‘Bryan, Henry Street
2632, Matthew Patton, (South) Crescent
2633, Thomas Prosser, North Terrace
2634, Samuel Pygass, (South) Crescent
2635, George Reed, Railway Street
2637, Robert Rutherford, North Terrace
2638, Benjamin Milburn Stafford, Cold Hesledon
2639, Robert Scott, North Terrace
2640, Thomas Stokeld, Railway Street
2648, Parkin Thornton, Railway Street
2653, Edward Weatherley, Cold Hesledon
2654, George White, Railway Street
2655, John Winter, Railway Street

Electoral Register 1833 Seaton and Slingley:

4017, William Brough, Seaton
4018, John Brough, Bishopwearmouth
4019, George Bryden, High Sharpley
4020, Ralph Carr, Bishopwearmouth
4022, John Hutchinson, Seaham
4023, Robert Hodgson, Seaton
4024, John Robson, Sharpley Hall
4025, James Shotton, Seaton
4026, George Smith,Seaton
4027, Thomas Smith, Seaton
4029, James Thubron, Seaton Moor
4030, Robert Thompson, Slingley Hill

Electoral Register 1833 Seaham (Old Seaham and outlying farms):

4031, George Aird, Seaham
4032, Reverend Oswald Joseph Cresswell, Seaham
4033, William Hutton, Seaham Grange
4034, Edward Joseph Hutton
4035, Christopher Jobson, Seaham Mill
4036, John Johnson, Seaham Mill
4037, Thomas Richardson, Carr House Farm
4038, Thomas Smith, Seaham Field House
4039, Nicholas Smith, Seaham Field House
4040, Robinson Avery Wilson, Seaham Mill

Pigot’s Trade Directory 1834

NB: With few exceptions Pigot’s Trade Directory of 1834 described the addresses of its entries as ‘Seaham Harbour‘. It is not very helpful but at least it gives a few of the street names from the early days of the town’s history. Seaham Harbour was just over 5 years old at this point.

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Post Office
John Hall, Post Master

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Nobility, Gentry & Clergy
Mrs. Anderson, Hawthorn Cottage (later called Hawthorn Towers)
Reverend James Humphrey Brown, Dalton-le-Dale (St. Andrew’s)
Reverend Oswald Joseph Cresswell, Seaham (St. Mary the Virgin)
The (3rd.) Marquess of Londonderry, Seaham Hall

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Academies
William Roddam or Rodham, SH
Charles Rooke, SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Blacksmiths
William Edwards (also shipsmith and anchorsmith), SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Boot and Shoe Makers
John Brothwick or Bothwick, SH
George Davison, SH
Thomas Kidd, SH
Edward Lazonby, SH
William Pattison, SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Brewers
Samuel Pygass (retail), SH
John Williamson (ale and porter), SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Butchers
John French, SH
Mowbray and Rudd (shipping), SH
John Read (Reid/Reed), SH
Timothy Steabler, SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Chemists and Druggists
J. & R. Renny, SH
Henry Smith, SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Coal Fitters
Christopher Davison (for South Hetton Colliery, owned by Braddyll), SH
William Spence (also lime fitter and pilot master and general agent to the Marquess of Londonderry), SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Grocers and Drapers
John Bell, SH
William Stafford Benson, SH
Robert Field, SH
Michael Reed, SH
Robert Rutherford, SH
Wilkie and Brown, SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Inns and Public Houses
George Reed, Golden Lion, SH
King’s Arms (North Terrace), John French, SH
Londonderry Arms, Matthew Patton, SH
Lord Seaham Inn, Thomas Prosser, SH
Lynn Arms, George Bambrough, SH
Mason’s Arms, Parkin Thornton, SH
Noah’s Ark, Thomas Stokeld, SH
Wheatsheaf, Elizabeth Barker, SH
Windmill, Thomas Chilton, Seaham.
NB: This pub may later have been called the Braddyll Arms which was also owned by Tommy Chilton. However Pigot’s describes the address as ‘Seaham‘ rather than Seaham Harbour so I am inclined to believe that the Windmill was the original name of the Mill Inn at New Seaham. Tommy Chilton is known to have run that pub also in the years before and after the foundation of Seaham Harbour. His nickname was ‘Nicky Nack‘ which eventually transmitted itself to the new collieries begun nearby by the Marquess of Londonderry and others in the 1840s. This is lent support by his inclusion in the list of millers below. Tommy Chilton’s gravestone is at St. Mary the Virgin.

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Ironmongers
William Edwards, SH

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Dealers in Marine Stores
John King (also an earthenware dealer), Seaham Harbour
John Winter (also glass and earthenware dealer), Seaham Harbour

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Millers
William Bruff (Brough), Mill End
Thomas Chilton, Seaham

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Milliners & Dressmakers
Ann Proud (also straw hat maker), Seaham Harbour
Ellen Sheridan, Seaham
Jane & Mary Ann Whitfield (also straw hat makers), Seaham Harbour

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Provision Dealers
Robert Field (also bread and biscuit baker), Seaham Harbour
John Hutchinson (also earthenware dealer), Seaham Harbour
Robert Rutherford (also ship chandler), Seaham Harbour

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Shipsmiths
William Edwards (also anchorsmith), Seaham Harbour
Thomas Todd (also whitesmith), Seaham

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Surgeons
Wild Renney, Seaham Harbour
Henry Smith (also a chemist), Seaham Harbour

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Tailors
David Fernie (also slopseller), Seaham Harbour
Wilkie & Brown, Seaham Harbour

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Watch & Clock Makers
Gallon & Carter, Seaham Harbour

PIGOT‘S TRADE DIRECTORY 1834, Miscellaneous
John Nelson Beaumont, Principal coast officr and receiver of coal duties, Seaham Harbour
Margaret Bonner, Shopkeeper, Seaham Harbour
Nathaniel Close, Hair cutter, Seaham Harbour
Joseph Davison, Cooper, Seaham Harbour
John Fothergill, Saddler, Seaham Harbour
George Harbutt, Pocket book maker and letter carrier, Seaham Harbour
William Henzell, Shipwright, Seaham Harbour
Thomas Prosser, Surveyor and builder, Seaham Harbour
George Ridley, Retailer of beer, Seaham Harbour
Parkin Thompson (Thornton ?), Bricklayer, Seaham Harbour
James Wilson, Brazier & Tinman, Seaham Harbour
Sarah Wilson, Retailer of beer, Seaham Harbour
George Reid (Reed) – gig from the Golden Lion to Sunderland via Ryhope, Seaham Harbour
Andrew Carr – carrier from the Noah’s Ark to Sunderland, Seaham Harbour
George Pearson – carrier from his house to Sunderland, daily except Sunday, Seaham Harbour
Thomas Pattison or Patterson – carrier from his house to Sunderland, daily except Sunday, Seaham Harbour
James Dobson – carrier from the Noah’s Ark to Sunderland, Thursdays only, Seaham Harbour

— by Tony Whitehead

Dalton-le-Dale

Dalton-le-Dale


St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale

Available Parish Registers at Durham Record Office
St. Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale, Baptisms 1653-1917
St. Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale, Marriages 1653-1971
St. Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale, Burials 1653-1893

Population changes in the 19th Century were:

1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901
Dalton-le-Dale 40 52 49 73 88 83 102 128 118 134 339

All of the above census returns 1841-1901 are transcribed and available on this site.

The ancient parish of St. Andrew included the four constabularies or townships of Dalton-le-Dale, Morton-in-the-Whins, Cold Hesledon, Dalden (or Dawdon) and outlying farms. The largest of these and the parish seat was Dalton-le-Dale, described in c. AD700 by the Venerable Bede as a cluster of ‘ten households round the Guildhall of Witmar, Saxon thegn and Soldier of Christ’. In 1155 the boundaries between the possessions of the Church of Dalden and those of the Lords of Dalden were decided by arbitration.

St. Andrew’s at Dalton-le-Dale has been tentatively dated at c.1150, but this was in the turbulent reign of King Stephen, 84 years after the Conquest, when a civil war over the throne was in progress and the Scots had taken the opportunity of English disunity to seize most of the north of England, including County Durham. An earlier or later date, when normality prevailed, seems more likely. The doorway is definitely Norman in style. The church contains a unique internal sundial and also the ancestral tombs of some of the Lords of Dalden. The ruins of their ancient stronghold, Dalden Tower, still stand in the dene. Nearby was their home at Dalden Hall. Dalden Tower was needed when Robert the Bruce laid waste much of East Durham as far as Hartlepool in the years after Bannockburn. In 1337 Robert de Herrington, vicar of Dalton, complained to his superiors in Durham that his parish had again been wasted and depopulated by the Scots who had taken advantage of the English war with France. Previously 15 husbandmen and 15 cottagers paid tithes and now there were only five husbandmen and six cottagers – all in a state of near beggary and unable to pay him anything. He was then granted 40s. annually for life.

Down the centuries the Tower, Hall and Manor of Dalden passed through the hands of the de Dalden, Bowes and Collingwood families. The latter, staunchly Catholic, are believed to have abandoned the Tower and Hall in c. 1600 for their more comfortable home in the adjacent manor of Seaham which they also owned. Their surname features heavily in the early registers from Seaham St. Mary the Virgin which began in the Commonwealth era. The Collingwoods sold out the twin estates of Seaham and Dalden to the Milbankes in c. 1676/78 and they in turn sold out to the Londonderrys in 1821. By then Dalden Hall had been converted to a farmhouse and the Tower had long been in ruins.

From its origin in c. AD1150 to c. 1575 St. Andrew’s was a Catholic church in a completely Catholic country, a Catholic known world. At some point in the reign of Elizabeth (1558-1603) it became Anglican. The parish records survive from a century later by which time both England and Scotland were united under one King and Catholics were a small, feared, despised and persecuted minority.

The town and port of Seaham Harbour was founded at Dawdon in 1828 and a new parish was created out of old St. Andrew’s in 1845 to cater for the great increase in population. Seaham Harbour’s records for the period 1828-45 therefore are included in the registers of St. Andrews. Murton Colliery, originally called Dalton New Winning, was sunk between 1838 and 1843 but the new community which evolved did not receive its own Anglican church chapel until 1875. Murton’s records before that year are included in the St. Andrew’s registers. Since 1875 St. Andrew’s has been the parish church for only the two small communities of Dalton-le-Dale and Cold Hesledon. Today ‘events’ (baptisms, banns, marriages and burials) at St. Andrew’s are exceedingly rare and it has the status of a chapel-of-ease (i.e., a part-time church) for its ‘parent’ church at Murton. The vicar of Murton is also the vicar of Dalton-le-Dale.

One entry in the baptismal registers in April 1857 is worthy of particular notice. A Margaret Jane Mowbray was christened whose parents were given as William and Mary Ann of Murton. The mother is better known to history as Mary Ann Cotton (her fourth and bigamous husband was Frederick Cotton), Great Britain’s alleged most prolific murderer, who is credited by some authorities with some 21 killings, one of whom was the child Margaret Jane Mowbray. Mary Ann Cotton was executed at Durham Gaol in March 1873 for one murder she definitely did do – that of her stepson Charles Edward Cotton at West Auckland.

By 1911 the population of Dalton-le-Dale had risen to 472. It has remained more or less stable ever since. There is little left of the old village. Most of the older housing was swept away in the 1950s and 60s. One of the most distinguished Dalton-le-Dale residents was the late Tom MacNee, co-author (with David Angus) of ‘Seaham – the First 100 Years’ and ‘The Changing Face of Seaham’. See those two books for more information about the village.

— by Tony Whitehead